Major road overhauls to start in 2013

City crews will begin work on one of the major roadway overhauls next summer.

City crews will begin work on one of the major roadway overhauls next summer.

The improvements are based on the Riverlands Area Redevelopment Plan and the Taylor Drive Concept Plan (43rd Street to Ross Street).

“We’re just in the design phases now but we envision this coming summer 2013, utility work on below-ground around this segment of the roadway,” said Engineering Services Department manager Frank Colosimo.

“You will likely see some off street work being done that won’t affect traffic.”

Recently, city council approved $5.7 million in its 2013 capital budget for the improvements to Alexander Way (48th Street) and Taylor Drive intersection.

Council previously approved $14.1 million for the Taylor Drive and Ross Street improvements.

“This work is part of the Taylor Drive and Ross Street work,” said Colosimo.

“We’re changing the look of Ross and Taylor significantly. We’re changing it so we free up some capacity to permit an all-turns access at Alexander Way and Taylor.”

When finished, the Alexander Way and Ross Street intersection will also be changed from a right-turn access to an all turns access.

“Right now, there is a fence and trees and the median,” said Colosimo. “We will be re-aligning so it lines up with 48th Street on the east side of Taylor Drive.”

There will also be pedestrian crossing at the intersection.

Part of the plan is also to install a roundabout at the intersection of Alexander Way and 54th Avenue.

There will be a construction of a pedestrian walkway from Alexander Way crossing Taylor Drive on the south side of the intersection.

In 2014-2015, the bulk of the construction will get underway.

Motorists can expect traffic disruptions while the crews work on Taylor Drive.

The project will be completed in 2015.

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