Douglas County and the Meridian Metropolitan District are working together with the Southeast Public Improvement District (SPIMD) on implementing improvements for three congested intersections which were impacted by the loss of the old I-25 frontage road (San Juan) as a result of the I-25 Widening and Lane Balance Project which was completed a few years ago that also required reconfiguring the northbound side of the I-25 / Lincoln Interchange.
Updates as of April 2020:
- Jamaica / Meridian Intersection Improvements – This $3.5 Million project involves realigning Havana and Meridian Boulevard in order to reduce congestion and improve safety and traffic operations. Construction began in April 2020 and is currently scheduled to be substantially completed before Sept. 30, 2020. The County is partnering with Meridian Metro District (45% Meridian and 55% County) in order to advance the proposed improvements which, re-align the Meridian Boulevard so the north-south heavier traffic volume becomes the through movement. Also, the Southeast Public Improvement Metropolitan District (SPIMD) is contributing $250,000.
- Havana / Meridian and Lincoln / Havana Intersection Improvements – This $7.5 Million improvement project involves realigning Havana and Meridian Boulevard to reduce congestion and improve safety and traffic operations. Additionally, the County is hopeful to also improve/reconstruct a portion of Lincoln Avenue to accommodate a triple left turn for the heavy traffic turning eastbound to northbound in the morning rush hour. In 2019, the preliminary design was completed preliminary design and a detailed surface utility investigation was initiated. The final design is to be completed in by June 2020, which will allow the movement of utilities in the summer of 2020, to begin construction in 2021.
- 5/6/20 – 5/10/20:
Contractor will be working on Phase 1 of Jamaica St and Meridian Blvd Intersection Improvement project. West sides of Jamaica St and Meridian Blvd will be closed. Follow direction of installed message, arrow boards and lane closures.
- 5/11/20 – 5/12/20:
No work. West sides of Jamaica St and Meridian Blvd will be closed. Follow direction of installed message, arrow boards and lane closures. For further information, please contact Neil Sarno, Project Manager, at [email protected]
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