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Smallhouse Road Update

The City of Bowling Board of Commissioners approved funding in Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 for the improvement to a section of Smallhouse Road from Campbell Lane through the signalized intersection at Highland Way. These improvements include widening the road to three lanes, as well as the installation of curb, gutter, and an 8 foot multi-use path on one side of the proposed roadway. The ultimate goal is to continue these improvements to Scottsville Road in the near future.

Construction will include water line utility relocation as well as any roadway widening, sidewalk construction, and necessary traffic signal modifications. Construction is expected to continue through August 2017. Motorists are advised to take caution when traveling this area as crews will be working near the travel lanes and some delays should be expected. The roadway will remain open throughout construction with the exception of periods where utility and storm line crossing will be necessary.  Advance notice will be given if closures are necessary.

Construction began in December 2016.  Charles Deweese Construction, Inc. is the general contractor for Phase I.  Crews have begun excavation on the two major stormwater retention basins on the project and this work has continued throughout the month of January. Roadway widening and storm sewer installation will begin on the Campbell Lane end of the project corridor in the coming months.

While any modifications to the current roadway configuration will have impacts to adjoining properties and motorists utilizing the roadway, the City is confident that we are proposing the most cost effective solution that will minimize these impacts to the greatest extent possible.

Additionally, funding was provided in 2017 to begin design on Phase II widening.  This section will pick up near Highland Way where Phase I ends and continue through Ridgecrest Way.  Survey and design of this portion began in December 2016 and is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2017 with property acquisition to follow.

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