Bike Boulevard (MKT to Parkade)

 

Funding Fiscal Year: 
2018 Construction
Project Number:
C00521
Project Budget:
$601,200
Funding Source:
GetAbout Phase II Funds
Year Completed:
 


Project Description – Overall, the project creates a new north-south Bike Boulevard connecting Business Loop 70 at Parkade Boulevard to the MKT Trail off Lathrop Road. The project also provides a connection to the Bike Boulevard from West Boulevard, Hickman High School and Providence Road.

The evening work on Providence Road includes installing a new crosswalk, center median island and pedestrian signals near Hickman High School. Daytime “Bike Boulevard” striping work will take place on sections of Lathrop Road, Forest Avenue, Madison Street, Banks Avenue, Alexander Avenue, Aldeah Avenue, Edgewood Avenue and Maupin Road.  

The project also includes improvements at the intersection of Business Loop 70 and Madison and the intersection of Worley and Alexander as well as a pedway on a north side section of Worley between Banks and Alexander.

The project also includes installing new crosswalks and pedestrian signals or beacons at Broadway and Aldeah; Forest Avenue and Providence Road; and Madison Street, Parker Boulevard  and Business Loop 70. 

General Information:     How to use a bike boulevard

Project Status: The project is nearly complete. Pedestrian signal at Providence Road awaiting delivery from manufacturer.

Project Manager: Allison Anderson, PE

Contractor: APLEX, Inc

Interested Parties Meeting: Aug. 6, 2013

Public Hearing: June 2, 2014

Press Releases:

Location Map: MKT to Parkade 

 


PROJECT UPDATES

Sep. 25, 2018

The project is nearly complete. Pedestrian signal at Providence Road awaiting delivery from manufacturer.

Aug. 13, 2018

Crews installing pedway/sidewalk ramps related to signalized pedestrian crossing for Bike Blvd project at Business Loop 70 and Parkade.

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Aug. 7, 2018

The striping contractor for Bike Boulevard is planning to be onsite doing layout and striping for the project this week.  The pavement has to be dry for them to work so the schedule is fluid at this point (no pun intended).

Residents along the route are urged to not park on the street to give crews a little more room to work.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

The route includes sections of Lathrop Road, Forest Avenue, Madison Street, Banks Avenue, Alexander Avenue, Aldeah Avenue, Edgewood Avenue and Maupin Road.


July 3, 2018:

Aldeah Avenue closing at Broadway intersection July 10-11; lane restrictions planned on Broadway, July 9-10

APLEX, Inc. plans to install a median island on Broadway near Aldeah, July 9-10, and close access to Aldeah, July 10-11, to modify the intersection and repair the pavement. When Aldeah opens back up on July 12, weather permitting, it will be a right-in/right-out only intersection at Broadway.  These changes were approved as part of the Bike Boulevard Project.

Broadway will remain open. However, lanes may be temporarily narrowed during some periods. At other times, only one lane will be open in alternating directions with flaggers present to direct traffic.

“The flagging operations should be done during off peak hours, early morning and mid day primarily, to reduce the impact on traffic,” Construction Superintendent David Fennewald said. “While we encourage drivers to find alternate routes, we don’t anticipate long delays here.”

Motorists, pedestrians and nonmotorized transportation users are urged to exercise extreme caution in the work zone.

APLEX, Inc. is the contractor for the Bike Boulevard (MKT Trail to Parkade) Project.  


June 29, 2018:

Although there is still striping and signage work to be done, Alexander Drive reopened at Worley Street on 6-29-18.  Alexander remains a street for two way traffic; however, motorist will not be able to turn into Alexander from Worley and can only turn right from Alexander onto Worley.  This is a permanent change to the intersection and was approved with the Bike Blvd project.  Crews will be present next week finishing up cleanup and seeding of the disturbed areas.

June 20, 2018

Worley pedway has been completed on north side between Alexander and Banks, but the corners are not open yet.

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