Traffic Delays Begin May 2 for South 154th Street Improvements Project
As if there isn’t enough construction going on in the area to mess with your life, another major arterial will now be torn up for the next year. But it’s all good. Right?
City Manager Todd Cutts sent out a heads-up reminder today that
This coming Monday, R.W. Scott Construction Company will begin construction of the South 154th Street Improvements Project from 32nd Avenue South to 24th Avenue South on Monday, May 2. [Ed.: We previously reported on the project here.] The goal of the project is to improve traffic operations and increase the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Improvements will include new sidewalks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage utilities, turn lanes, bike lanes, and relocating overhead utilities underground.
The traveling public should expect delays related to construction activities and the City recommends that alternate routes be considered. Appropriate notification, signing, and traffic control will be used to manage traffic during the construction project. The project is expected to
be complete by early summer 2012.
While the construction activities will create an inconvenience in travel along South 154th Street, the end result will serve to improve the adjacent neighborhood. Drivers are asked to plan ahead. Their patience is appreciated.
According to the City’s flyer on the project,
The South 154th Street Improvements Project will construct sidewalks and bicycle lanes on South 154th Street between 24th Avenue S and 32nd Avenue S, reconstruct existing travel lanes, and add new left-turn lanes at key intersections. A mid-block pedestrian refuge island will be built east of the SR-518 on-ramp to provide safe crossing for pedestrians to a new sidewalk on the south side of the freeway overcrossing. The project also includes streetscape improvements such as street trees, new street lighting, undergrounding of overhead electrical lines, and a storm water quality and conveyance system.