Roadway construction completed and open to traffic. The roadway was designed for future installation of traffic signals at the Maguire Road and Bluford Avenue intersections. City Commission awarded Pegasus Engineering on August 15, 2017, the design of an integrated traffic signal system at the intersections. The design is scheduled for completion January 2018. Based on the growth in the 50 West Corridor, the construction phase will quickly follow after the design.
The Maine Street Extension Project current contract price is $524,381 of which all but $3,000 comes from bond funds. Cross access to Bluford from other north-south roads is extremely limited, so the extension of Maine Street from Maguire Road to Bluford Avenue will provide a needed connection. This will aid in the access to the downtown area and also relieves local traffic congestion of SR 50 by serving as a parallel land access roadway. In order to best integrate this extension into the traffic system, a traffic signal will be installed.
The timeline assumes design and ROW acquisition, which are presently underway, are completed by the time bond funds become available for the construction to start.