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Collins Road

Area: Collins Road NE, from just east of Northland Avenue to Twixt Town Road
Years of Construction: Spring 2018 – 2019
Construction cost: $7.4 million, City-funded portion of the project is 24%
Improvements: Additional travel lanes, additional turn lanes, traffic signals with pedestrian push-buttons, stormwater management.
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1st Avenue
Area: 1st Avenue between 34th Street - 40th Street
Description: Work has begun on the 1st Avenue East project, between 34th Street to 40th Street. The majority of the pavement and utility work has already been completed in previous years; work taking place this summer will focus primarily on sidewalk on the west side of 1st Avenue, intersection reconstruction, and traffic signal replacement. The intersection of 38th Street/1st Avenue will be under construction this year; this will include realigning the intersection, improving sight distance, and installing new traffic signals and sidewalk ramps. The intersection at 40th Street/1st Avenue was completed last year. Traffic impacts this year will consist of single curb lane restrictions as crews install or widen sidewalk, and restrictions at the intersections while alignment work is underway.

Work completed in 2018 includes reconstructing sidewalks along the east side of 1st Avenue between 34th Street Drive and 36th Street Drive SE; new sidewalk from 36th Street Drive to 40th Street Drive; reconstruction of the entrance to the Town and Country Shopping Center; realignment of the intersection of 40th Street/1st Avenue; and reconstruction of the traffic signals at 40th Street.

10th Street SE
Area: 10th Street SE from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue
Year of Construction: 2019
Construction Cost: $1.8 million
Improvements: Pavement reconstruction, ADA compliant sidewalks, on-street bike lanes, streetscape improvements meeting the goals of the MedQuarter Parkway Improvement Plan.

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CEMAR Trail: Phase 1A
Area: H Avenue NE from Cedar Lake Loop Trail (west of Shaver Road) to Oakland Road 
Construction: 2019
Construction Cost: $1.2 million, grant-funded portion of the project is 80%
Improvements: Pavement reconstruction for improved storm water drainage, ADA compliant sidewalks, trial paving (west of Shaver Road), on-street bike lanes, pavement apron paving for northbound off-ramp to mitigate truck off-tracking. Project improvements will be coordinated with rail crossing reconstruction on H Avenue NE to the east of I-380.


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