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South Industrial Highway Construction to begin May 10th

The South Industrial Construction Project website has been updated with follow-up materials from the March 2021 Virtual Open House and Online Survey.

https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/South-Industrial-Highway-Project.aspx


Updated materials include:

  • Open House meeting summary

  • Updated design concept for construction

  • Frequently asked questions


The construction project is expected to begin, with traffic controls, on May 10, 2021.


I posted previously about the public meeting and survey here:

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/south-industrial-highway-improvements-meeting-march-11th-survey-due-march-15th

From the project website:


Why is this project being done?

The existing concrete pavement is failing and in need of repair. The infrastructure repair project provides an opportunity to incorporate non-motorized transportation features along the corridor.


By reducing the number of lanes south of Stimson from 4 lanes to 3 lanes, continuous bicycle lanes can be provided along both sid​es of the entire South Industrial Highway corridor.​

Project Timeline

Phase 1 : Construction on the east side of South Industrial

May 1 – June 15, 2021


One lane of southbound traffic between Stimson Street and East Eisenhower Parkway will remain open. Between Stimson Street and East Stadium Boulevard, one lane of southbound and one lane of northbound will be open.


Phase 2: Construction on the west side of South Industrial

June 16 – July 31, 2021


One lane of southbound traffic between Stimson Street and East Eisenhower Parkway will remain open on the newly repaired east side of South Industrial Between Stimson Street and East Stadium Boulevard, one lane of southbound and one lane of northbound will be open. No right turns onto Stimson from South Industrial will be allowed.


How might the project affect you?

  • Driveway access to all businesses will be maintained within the project limits for the duration of the planned work

  • Given that the proposed work will be extensive and time-consuming, the work will unavoidably disrupt normal traffic and business operations along South Industrial

  • Vehicular traffic and bus routes in the vicinity of the project will be impacted as a result of the planned work

  • Dust, noise, and inconvenience will be prevalent due to the nature of the planned construction​