Updated: Jan. 2021
Proposed improvements will extend the 4-lane roadway section north from Lincoln Avenue to Inspiration Drive and will include installing traffic signals at both Ponderosa Drive and Pine Lane Intersections. The proposed improvements will reduce congestion, improve safety and provide additional capacity. This project, estimated to cost over $13 million, requires major utility relocations along the east side of Pine Drive; and significant additional ROW is required to accommodate the proposed improvements that widens Pine Drive to the east side.
This project will be constructed at the same time as Pine Lane.
- 2020: advanced survey, utility coordination with IREA, prepared legal descriptions for the proposed ROW acquisitions; and obtained right-of-entry agreements from most property owners impacted by the proposed improvement project (right-of-entry agreements took about 6 months to obtain).
- 2021: staff will initiate ROW appraisals and begin acquiring ROW. ROW acquisitions are estimated to take 8 to 12 months. Anticiapte utility relocations to begin summer 2021 (pending ROW and utility easements to relocate and underground IREA electric lines located on the east side of Pine Drive.
- 2022: funding for construction is anticipated to be available in 2022.
Art Griffith, P.E.
Capital Projects Manager