City Utilities will begin relocating electric lines located along Fremont Avenue next week in preparation for the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project, anticipated in 2020.
Motorists can expect various lane closures on Fremont Avenue between Sunset Street and Battlefield Road beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12. One southbound lane will be closed for up to four weeks, in various segments, as crews work at each new electrical pole location. This lane will reopen at night. Local traffic access to businesses and residences will remain open at all times.
The Battlefield and Fremont Intersection and Roadway Improvement 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.