Smallhouse Road Widening Project
Background & Goals
In 2008, the City completed a feasibility study for the entire Smallhouse Road corridor from Campbell Lane to Scottsville Road that determined these improvements would be necessary in order to manage current and future traffic demand while also improving motorist and pedestrian safety. After considering several alternates such as 5-lane and a 4-lane roadway sections, staff determined that adding the third lane and sidewalk on one side would address congestion concerns at both the intersections with Highland Way and with Campbell Lane as well as along the corridor. The current design has included an 8 foot multi-use path on one side of the proposed roadway.
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Additionally, the widening will impact various utilities in the area. Water line and gas lines will be relocated at various locations along the project to allow sufficient room for the new infrastructure.
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.
Construction was completed in October 2017 for the Phase 1 widening between Campbell Lane and Highland Way. The contractor is scheduled to be onsite in early Spring to fertilize and re-seed yards that were impacted during construction.
Looking south toward Campbell Lane:
Looking north toward Living Hope Baptist Church:
Looking north toward Highland Way:
Looking north towards Patrick Way:
Final design for Phase 2 was recently completed for the section of Smallhouse Road between Highland Way and Roselawn Way. Public Works is currently purchasing right-of-way and easements from impacted property owners. Atmos Energy is currently relocating gas line mains and services and is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2018. Construction is anticipated to begin Summer 2018 pending completion of gas line relocation and property acquisition.
Below is a map showing the changes being made to Smallhouse Road during Phase 2:
Below is a typical section showing the proposed width of traffic lanes, sidewalk and right-of-way for the improvements along Smallhouse Road Phase 2.
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