Sports Park Drive Pedestrian Overcrossing Project

CIP 17-22

Phase: Final construction

Construction Start: October 2021

Anticipated Construction Completion: January 2023

Anticipated Plant Establishment Completion: April 2023

Anticipated Dedication & Celebration: Summer 2023

Project Description

The complete project consists of the design and construction of a bicycle/pedestrian crossing over SR-113 along the alignment of Sports Park Drive to Farmers Central Road.

This project, along with planned Spring Lake development, will complete a bicycle/pedestrian connection along the south side of town from CR 102 to East Street. This pathway is planned for extension from East Street to Ashley Avenue. This will enable residents to access the existing north/south bike lane corridors throughout the City. This project will provide bicycle/pedestrian access to the Community Center/Sports Park and to the growth areas on the east side of SR-113.

Status Updates

Project construction is expected to be complete in January 2023 with completion of the plant establishment period forecasted in April 2023. The overcrossing is planned to be open for public use as early as the end of January with a formal celebration of its completion scheduled for later in the spring along with the completion of the Spring Lake Parks.

The Spring Lake Park project is currently projected to be completed and opened to the public (after plant establishment period) in late Spring/early Summer 2023, at which time the full extent of the pathway will be accessible for use. In the interim, the pedestrian overcrossing path will terminate at the current utility maintenance access road that parallels the southern edge of Spring Lake Park. This gravel maintenance road is not paved and therefore not ADA accessible or intended for bicycle and pedestrian travel. The City does not encourage its use to access the pedestrian overcrossing path and instead requests that residents continue to use alternate paths to cross SR113 until both projects are complete and opened for public use. 

The City intends to host an event commemorating the formal opening of the overcrossing in coordination with the completion of the Spring Lake neighborhood park improvements. A date for this public event will be set as we near completion of the parks. 

Once a date is set, the City will invite the public to celebrate completion of these projects. Information will be shared through social media, the City’s website, Spring Lake email lists, and notices at each of the Spring Lake neighborhood parks.

Diagram Showing how the pedestrian overcrossing connects to paths on either side of SR 113

Project Funding

The City’s Capital Budget includes $8,035,000 in funding for the project. No Spring Lake Infrastructure Financing (SLIF) funds were used. The majority of funding for the project was allocated from funds restricted to traffic mitigation related projects of citywide significance or funding specifically reserved for completion of a dedicated bike and pedestrian facility.

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Pouring the bridge deck concrete in August 2022 

sunrise concrete at sports park drive bike ped overcrossing