The project will provide an additional, alternative connection between Lawrence Road and McNiel Avenue. The construction will widen Maplewood as a 4-lane street all the way between Lawrence Road and McNiel Avenue. The extension will relieve Lawrence Road shopping district traffic congestion and improve transportation network connectivity. Construction is expected to begin January 2020.
Taft Boulevard Widening
The project will help reduce congestion on nearby collectors and arterials by providing an alternative transportation route. The widening will improve the safety of the narrow roadway for the current level of traffic along with improving the overall drainage. Construction is expected to begin Spring 2020.
Rehabilitation of Various City Streets
The remaining funds will be dedicated to street overlays for asphalt roads and slab reconstruction for concrete roads. City streets are selected based on PCI (Pavement Condition Index), pavement age, types of pavement distresses, type of street (residential, collector, arterial), and traffic loads. The City maintains over 540 miles of existing roadways. More than 70% of our pavement area is greater than 20 years old and our current annual budget will only allow us to rehab less than 1% of our pavement per year. The City is already utilizing $4M of bond funds with our 2019 Asphalt Street Rehabilitation Project that began in April 2019. The City will continue using the bond funds to increase the annual rehabilitation project for the next 3-5 years.