How will traffic be impacted during the construction period?

During the first phase of the project, traffic will continue to be one lane in each direction with the middle turn lane being eliminated. This configuration will likely be set up on a 24-hour basis. When the contractor needs to set up daily traffic control, the hours will be restricted to set up after 8:30 a.m. to prevent delays in morning school traffic. For daily traffic control setup, removal will be by 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by 4 p.m. on Fridays that City Hall is open.

It is anticipated that construction activities will start at one end of the project limits and traffic control will be limited to the active construction area. For the portion of the project in which the Espola Road/Del Poniente Road intersection is narrowed, a Sheriff’s deputy will be assigned to direct traffic at that intersection on school days between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. In addition, the traffic signal timing has been adjusted.

Vehicle and cyclists will be asked to share the road. Pedestrians will be provided a safe and clear walking area through the active construction zone. Bus routes will remain the same and no impacts are anticipated to trash collection or mail delivery.

Traffic will be impacted to varying degrees during the project depending on the segment under construction.

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1. What is this project?
2. Why are we doing this?
3. How much is this going to cost and how will it be paid for?
4. Will this project improve traffic?
5. What impact will this have on the residents living along this stretch of road?
6. How long will the project take to complete?
7. How will traffic be impacted during the construction period?
8. Why is construction being done during the school year, instead of over breaks or even at night?
9. Who is involved in the project?
10. Why aren't there construction crews working every day?