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Kechter & Timberline Intersection Improvements

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Project Goals

In 2011, City Engineering completed an Arterial Intersection Prioritization Study which listed the intersection of Kechter and Timberline Roads as one of the top-ranked locations for needed safety and operational improvements. Existing problems which brought this intersection to the top of the list include: significant congestion during the morning peak hour, higher than average vehicle accident rates, and intersection delay. The project will include multi-modal facility improvements to create a safer and more efficient intersection for all users.

  • Improve safety and overall efficiency for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians
  • Reduce the accident rate by constructing two right turn lanes
  • Improve air quality by reducing vehicle wait time (delay)

Proposed Improvements (FINAL Design)

The Arterial Intersection Prioritization Study identified the need for a dedicated right turn lane from northbound Timberline Road to eastbound Kechter Road. Currently, this stretch of roadway is heavily congested in the northbound Timberline direction during the morning peak hour. The second turn lane will be a dedicated right turn from southbound Timberline to westbound Willow Springs Way. The need for this turn lane is triggered by the traffic impact study for The Crowne on Timberline development. The proposed improvements will reduce vehicle delay by 15% during the morning peak hour, and by 5% during the afternoon peak hour.

Funding

The project will be funded through the Building on Basics (BOB) Intersection Fund, a Federal grant for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ), and private developer contributions from The Crowne on Timberline.

Schedule

  • Final Design March-May 2014
  • Right-of-Way Acquisition Phase Completed April 2014
  • Construction June-July 2014

Public Outreach

A detailed communication plan will be developed and implemented with the final design phase through construction. The communication plan will highlight milestone dates, news releases, social media and specific outreach methods for residents and the travelling public. Check back here often for exact construction dates. Additionally, the project construction information will be available on our interactive trip planner, FC Trip.

Contact

Tim Kemp | Capital Projects Engineer | 970-416-2719 |