A $4.7 million project to reconstruct Division Street between National and Glenstone avenues began in June.
Approved by voters in the 2019 City’s ¼-cent Capital Sales Tax renewal, the project includes the complete rebuilding of Division Street including new pavement, curb and gutter as well as stormwater drainage improvements. A new sidewalk will be constructed along the north side of the roadway and a multi-use path along the south side. Fiber optic connectivity and gas and water utility renewals will be conducted through a cost-share agreement with City Utilities.
Ahead of project construction, work to relocate utility lines was underway outside the roadway in May. Future traffic impacts will be shared with the public as soon as a construction schedule is determined.
“Any full closures of the roadway should be limited to nighttime hours so we can keep daytime traffic flowing as much as possible along this busy east-west corridor,” explains project manager Andy Haase.
Construction is expected to take approximately one year and will be funded through the ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax.