Zion Road Improvements
What is this Project?
Roadway improvements, bicycle accommodations and sidewalks are currently underway for this project, between Vantage Drive and Highway 265 (N. Crossover Road). Also, a mini-roundabout is being installed at the Old Missouri Road intersection. City Council approved a construction contract with Tri Star Contractors on July 21, 2020.
Why is It Important?
Zion Road is an east-west connection between Highway 265 and College Ave. that has seen both residential and commercial development. The section between Old Missouri is narrow and curvy and lacks sidewalks. Improvements to this corridor will allow for additional development and will provide a safe connection for all users.
What is the Current Status?
Construction began in early November of 2020, resulting in closure of sections of Zion beginning in May 2021. Due to the improvements under construction on Zion between Vantage Drive and N. Crossover, sections of Zion must continue to be closed to through traffic for the remainder of the project.
View a map of road closures. (Note: dates shown can change due to weather, unforeseen conflicts and other construction issues that may arise)
The stretch of Zion between College Ave. and Taliesen Lane is paved and open to traffic. Construction continues on the drainage and roadway improvements east of the roundabout at Old Missouri Rd. The stretch from Taliesen to Randal Place is open, but currently gravel. With the intersection of Zion and Randal now open, traffic no longer has to be detoured through the Lakewood subdivision to reach Randal.
Due to the installation of two manholes, storm pipe and sewer pipe, all four lanes of a section of Zion (just east of N. Valley Lake Dr.) will be closed for two weeks starting March 17. From this section to Crossover will have intermittent lane closures as the installation of the sewer line continues.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction is anticipated to be completed in May 2023.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Streets Improvement Bond residents approved in April 2019.