City Utilities has finished phase 1 of the overhead utility relocation work in preparation for the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project, anticipated to start in early 2020 and be complete by the end of the year.
Phase 2 is anticipated to start and be completed this fall. Other utility relocations will continue to take place along Fremont.
This project will include the widening of Fremont Avenue to five lanes between Battlefield Road and Sunset Street. Improvements will also be made at the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue intersection, with traffic signal upgrades and additional turn lanes.
Pedestrian improvements will include new sidewalks north and south along Battlefield, east along Fremont and the addition of multi-use path on the west side of Fremont Avenue. CU will install new steel street light poles on the east side of Fremont Avenue in conjunction with the roadway project.
The roadway improvements project, which has an estimated cost of $5 million, is funded through the voter-approved 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.