Leesville Road Widening Project

Last updated Jun. 11, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Street Improvement Project
  • $5,600,000
  • Street and Sidewalk Design Construction (Lead)
  • Devere Construction (Contractor)

Current Activity

Road Closure Announcement:

The Renfield Drive entrance from Leesville Drive will be closed to traffic on June 22, 2015 and is scheduled to reopen on July 20, 2015.

The project requires that Leesville Road be lowered at this location in order to correct the poor sight distance of the exiting roadway.

The temporary asphalt path at the main entrance of Renfield drive that leads to the school will continue to be in use during this construction.

Detour Map

Please be cautious to observe speeds within the work zone and be aware of periodic traffic shifts as the project progresses.

Construction is anticipated to be complete in late fall 2015.

Summary

The project will widen Leesville Road to a multi-lane roadway with:

  • A raised median
  • Bike lanes
  • Sidewalks along both sides of the roadway from I-540 to New Leesville Road
  • Improvements to intersections along the corridor

Images

  • *Leesville Road Widening Project Area Leesville Road Widening Project Area
  • *Grading near I-540 Grading near I-540
  • *Temporary Sidewalk and Pavement Widening along Harrington Pointe Subdivision Temporary Sidewalk and Pavement Widening along Harrington Pointe Subdivision

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
March 24, 2011Corridor Public Meeting
December 7, 2011Design Public Meeting
April 3, 2012Public Hearing
Late 2013Right of Way Acquisition
January 2014Award Construction Contract
Fall 2015Project Completion

History

Existing Leesville Road is generally a two-lane roadway with additional lanes at I-540 and intersections with Farless Road, Renfield Drive, and Crestmont Drive and New Leesville Boulevard and Hickory Grove Church Road.

Development and the construction of two schools along the corridor resulted in congested traffic at the intersection of Leesville Road and Farless Road and the intersection at New Leesville Road and Hickory Grove Church Road.

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