Intersection improvements to Taft Hill Road at Clearview Drive, Shields Street at Springfield Drive/Pitkin Street, College Avenue at Pitkin Street, and Lemay Avenue at Pitkin/Lory Street. Improvements will include:
Dedicated bicycle signals
New striping and signing
New bicycle lanes/alignments
Sidewalk and ramp modifications
Wayfinding signage improvements throughout the corridor at key locations
Minor striping changes along the route outside of the intersections
"Toucan" crossings (see below) at Taft Hill, Shields, and Lemay
Restricts exiting vehicles on minor streets where the bikeway crosses at Taft Hill, Shields, and Lemay to right turn only (reducing potential conflicts with bicyclists and pedestrians)
What is a "Toucan" crossing?
Dedicated bicycle and pedestrian signals to facilitate safe crossing of major arterials
Allows bicyclists to remain in their direction (without needing to cross over to access a pedestrian signal)
Provides a center refuge island where bicyclists can wait to safely cross the arterial
Center island includes "push buttons" for bicyclists to activate the bicycle and pedestrian signal
Easy, clear direction for bicyclists and motor vehicles
Restricts exiting vehicles on minor streets to right turn only (reducing potential conflicts with bicyclists and pedestrians)
The project is currently being contracted to Lightfield Enterprises. Construction is anticipated to begin on May 6, 2017 and continue through late June, 2017. It is expected that there will be minor street closures and delays during this time. Stay tuned to the project website for more updates as construction gets closer.
Conceptual Design and Public Involvement
Jan - Feb 2016
Final Design/Engineering Plans
Feb - Sept 2016
Advertise for Construction
Construction Phase 1 @ Pitkin/Lory/Lemay
May 6 thru May 30
Pitkin Street and Lory Street will be closed at Lemay Ave. during this time.
Construction Phase 2 @ Pitkin/Springfield/Shields Street
May 22 thru June 18
Springfield Drive will be closed west of Shields Street from 6/5 thru 6/14.
Construction Phase 3 @ Clearview/Taft Hill
June 12 thru June 28
Both sides of Clearview Ave. will be closed at Taft Hill Road during this time.
A majority of funding for this project comes from a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) federal grant. The local portion (20%) of funding will be provided through the Building on Basics (BOB) Bicycle Plan Implementation funds.
The breakdown of funding is:
TAP Grant Funds
Local Matching Funds
FC Moves – BOB Bicycle Plan Implementation