Road Construction Update
- Beginning April 12, various portions of Eastern, between Indian Hills and S.W. 34th will be closed for street re-construction, which is expected to take close to a month (weather permitting). While there will be intermittent closings throughout the day for construction, it is anticipated the road will be open to local traffic each evening through the start of the next business day, as well as on weekends UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, Eastern Ave. between SW 34th and Indian Hills Rd. will be closed during inclement weather. Traffic will reroute through neighborhoods. Please use detour routes.
Work on South Bound I-35 at 12th Street Moore will begin on April 6, 2021, and last through April 22, 2021. SB I-35 will be detoured at 12th Street off-ramp and re-enter at 8th Street on-ramp, by using frontage road. SB Shields will be detoured to N Moore Ave. SB and re-enter I-35 at 8th Street on-ramp. These detours and I-35 lane closures will be nightly from 10 pm to 6 am each day to accommodate beam strike repair on SE 12th Street Bridge.12th Street over I-35 WB will be reduced to one lane around the clock for the duration of the project.
- Golden Acres Road Repair Project will begin in April with drainage work and driveway approach work. Road construction will begin around May 10 and continue for 4-5 months. View map here .
4th Street Underpass Project
$27.9 million in General Obligations bonds were approved in June of 2018 for the 4th Street Underpass project. There are multiple phases to this project and there is no deadline for the project completion. The engineering and property acquisitions have begun and are ongoing. The City is currently in the property acquisition phase which originally started over a year ago with appraising the properties impacted by the project. It’s likely this process could take another year and construction would then begin around summer of 2022. Once construction does begin, it’s anticipated the project will take around 2 years to complete.
It’s important to remember that we are only issuing the bonds as they are needed. To date, $5.7 million of the total $27.9 million has been issued for engineering costs, property acquisition and reconstruction of Turner Ave. The City has approved an agreement (Resolution No. 988(21)) with ODOT and BNSF where ODOT will provide up to $10M in funding for this project. This agreement makes it much less likely that we will issue the full amount of $27.9 million for this project. However, how much less we cannot say at this time. All unissued bonds would therefore not show up on the property tax rolls.