Improvements to this corridor are varied, depending on the segment. Bond issue Phase One includes design for the following projects (Ward 2):
Garland Ave. to Gregg Ave.: Pedestrian improvements, to connect retail and restaurant areas on Garland Avenue to residential areas and the Razorback Greenway, and pedestrian safety improvements at the Garland/North intersection.
Highway 71B Intersection: Left turn lane for west bound traffic east of 71B, and general intersection alignment and signalization upgrades to reduce congestion.
Hwy 71B to Mission Blvd: Pedestrian improvements; intersection improvements at Hillcrest to eliminate the 3-way stop at the intersection (sight distance improvements or signalization).
Why is It Important?
This corridor is an important east-west route for commuter traffic, that runs through existing neighborhoods; a mix of congestion relief and capacity improvements, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities will address issues for all users.
What is the Current Status?
Crafton Tull and Associates is currently working on the 60% plans for the design of the North Street and Mission Boulevard intersection.
McClelland Consulting Engineers has been selected for the design of the remainder of the corridor between Garland and Mission. Staff is working with MCE to develop a contract to send to City Council for approval.
When Will it be Completed?
To Be Determined.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.