September 16, 2016
Kentucky Avenue Widening and Complete Streets Project
This week, city staff received Caltrans and Federal authorization to proceed with construction on the Kentucky Avenue Project. Staff is finalizing the project documents for bid advertisement late September/early October with bid opening anticipated in November.
Construction of public utility improvements and private utility relocations are anticipated to begin by November 2016 with the roadway widening and reconstruction work to begin in spring 2017. The project is estimated to be complete by December 2018.
During project construction there will be significant traffic impacts to Kentucky Avenue including reduced access, lane closures and some short-term full road closures. During the project, signs will be placed requesting that drivers use alternate routes. Signs will also be placed to notify the public that the project is funded by Measure E and State/Federal Grant Funding.
The project includes widening and reconstructing Kentucky Avenue between East and West streets. The project will include new sidewalk, curb/gutter and bike lanes in addition to the widening and reconstruction of the roadway. The widened roadway will consist of one lane in each direction and a two-way turn-lane from West to College streets. From College to East streets the roadway will consist of two lanes in each direction and center medians or turn-lanes.
Other upcoming City of Woodland transportation projects include:
2017 Road Maintenance Project (Construction anticipate in 2017) – roadwayresurfacing in Zones 12 and 13 (the area south of Gibson, between East St and CR102). Project is anticipated to resurface all local roads in these areas to extend the lifespan of the asphalt surfaces. This project is fully funded by Measure E.
W. Main Street Improvements (Construction anticipated in 2018) – project will rehabilitate the roadway between West Street and CR98. Improvements also include traffic signal modifications, bike lanes and pedestrian enhancements.This project is funded by State/Federal Grant funding matched with Measure E.
West Woodland Safe Routes to School Project (Construction anticipated in 2019) – project will rehabilitate W. Court Street between Ashley Ave. and West St. Improvements to Court St. include traffic signal modifications, bike lanes and pedestrian enhancements. The project also includes bikeway striping improvements throughout the west side of Woodland focused near schools. This project is funded by State/Federal Grant funding matched with Measure E.
E. Main Street Bikeway Project (Construction anticipated in 2020) – construction of an off-street multi-use path on the north side of the road between Pioneer Ave. and Matmor Rd. Project includes resurfacing and restriping of the roadway. The restriping will introduce wider bike lanes and narrower travel lanes, the combination of which is anticipated to reduce travel speeds. This project is funded by State/Federal Grant funding matched with Measure E.
For questions regarding these projects, please contact Diana Ayón at email@example.com or 530-661-5967.