Monday, April 15, 2013

14th Ave. Construction Project Open House

Residents living along 14th Avenue between Custer St. and Carnahan Rd. may wish to come to a public meeting to learn more about an upcoming road construction project in their area this summer. The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Park Place Assisted Living Center, 511 S. Park Rd.

Staff members will present project details in the first half of the meeting, and plan on having time for discussion and questions afterward. The project calls for:
• Adding curbs to widen the existing roadway on 14th Ave. between Custer St. and Chronicle Rd. (Work may also include section of 14th Ave. between Chronicle Rd. and Carnahan Rd., pending funding approval);
• Installation of underground stormwater pipe system to improve stormwater drainage;
• Connecting driveways to the edge of the new curb; and
• Possible removal of privately installed improvements in the right of way.

The work is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-late summer and is estimated to take about 4-8 weeks to complete. The project is 100% funded by Aquifer Protection Area Funds.
There will also be an opportunity at the meeting to review the expected traffic impacts involving some narrowed lanes, detours and restrictions to driveway access. Those affected will be notified in advance. City staff are interested in hearing from residents and working with those who have special circumstances.

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