The planned start of the Shaw Road improvement project has been rescheduled to 2018.
This project will add a turn lane between 23rd Avenue SE and Manorwood Drive. This section of Shaw Road experiences more than 16,000 vehicle trips per day, and the addition of a center left-turn lane will ease traffic congestion and improve travel times, particularly during the morning and evening commute hours. The project will also add a sidewalk on the west side and a mixed-use trail on the east side.
Rescheduling this project until next year will avoid a potential wintertime work shutdown and lessen the impact of the closure on residents. It will also allow the City to seek bids in a less competitive bidding environment, which could help to avoid higher project costs. The delay will further accommodate the completion of necessary utility work in the right-of-way ahead of actual project construction.
The City remains committed to accomplishing this project and securing its benefits for all who use Shaw Road. We look forward to getting started, and to delivering a quality project for our citizens.
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