Bond issue Phase One includes designs for the installation of an additional lane west of Highway 71B to provide additional left turning capacity; realignment of lanes on both sides and signalization timing and phasing improvements; installation of crosswalks and pedestrian signals.
Why is It Important?
The high numbers of turning movements at this intersection create inefficient operation; protected left turns on Millsap are needed to push more traffic through each signal cycle. Additional capacity on Millsap will allow for overall better operations and less congestion on both Millsap and on Highway 71B.
This intersection is also unfriendly to pedestrians. Pedestrian signals and sidewalks are needed to accommodate pedestrian traffic.
What is the Current Status?
Burns and McDonald was selected as the engineer for this project. The City Council approved the design contract at the July 20, 2021 meeting. Design is currently underway.
The current overall concept can be accessed here, and more detailed concepts of the improvements can be accessed here.
When Will it be Completed?
The City will be pursuing matching grant funds for this project. The construction timeline will be determined by when the funding is received.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.