This project involves the reconfiguration and reconstruction of Merle Hay Road and NW Johnston Drive intersection from the north edge of Beaver Creek Bridge north to approximately NW 55th Avenue. This project is part of the city’s efforts to improve roadway safety, traffic flow, improve the deteriorating roadway surface and improve overall drainage in the immediate vicinity of the project. A new loop road west of Merle Hay Road will be constructed with the project.
The project will consist of PCC Pavement, ACC Asphalt overlay, sidewalk and shared-use path, water-main improvements, storm sewer, sub-drains, sanitary sewer, sanitary manholes, storm sewer manholes and intakes, pavement markings, and surface restoration.
Project Update (Updated: 5/16/22)
Construction season will be gearing up, which means a busy roadway will soon be down to one lane in each direction. On Monday, May 16, traffic will be one lane in each direction in the northbound lanes. This will serve as the through point while the intersection at Johnston Drive and Merle Hay Road is reconstructed.
Traffic is anticipated to be interrupted for the remainder of the construction season, but when the improvements are complete, it will ensure the safety of motorists as the Gateway District expands.
Southbound lane closure beginning May 16 at 5 a.m.
The construction map of the project can be viewed here (PDF). To view a copy of the mailed construction notice letter, click here (PDF). To view a copy of the presentation from the public meeting held on Thursday, March 24, click here (PDF).