Intersection - Complete Streets University Boulevard & Merrill Road Corridor

Description

The corridors program is intended to strike a balance between all the functions of a street putting people and quality of place first with the fundamental recognition that street can play a major role in improving public health and community livability. In order to achieve these outcomes, potential corridor improvements considers how pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users serve as partners in mobility, each contributing to a community’s quality of life.

The Complete Streets project selected for this area include removing the existing signal at the University Boulevard and Merrill Road intersection and add a roundabout, pedestrian crossings, sidewalks and multi-use path.

Status

A limited Notice to Proceed (NTP) was issued on September 14, 2020. The NTP is limited to maintenance of traffic (MOT), mobilization, erosion control, utility construction and all other initial construction activities.

Variable message sign advance notice boards were erected on September 21, 2020 to notify motorists of the upcoming project beginning on October 5, 2020.

The construction contract time began on October 5, 2020. The contractor submitted the baseline schedule for review and began mobilization and installation of MOT.

Benefits

These projects will provide a safe, comfortable and convenient environment for walkers and cyclists, many of whom are trying to directly access JTA’s system. In addition, these improvements will support “placemaking” opportunities in areas to support community redevelopment and revitalization.