Barwell Road Widening Project

Last updated Oct. 18, 2019 - 2:22 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening
  • $10.8 Million
  • Southeast
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • SEPI Engineering (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Updated Oct. 18

Based on public feedback from the April 23, public meeting, other public engagement opportunities, and internal discussion and evaluation of both alternatives, we are moving forward with design Alternative 1. This design alternative includes 6-ft sidewalk along the east side of the road and a 10-ft multi-use-path (MUP) on the west side of the roadway.

Justification to Support Alternative 1

  • 75 percent of the individuals participating in the public meeting survey supported Alternative 1.
  • There are fewer conflict points on the west side of the road for cyclists, thus supporting the MUP on that side of the road.
  • There are existing sections of sidewalk on the east side of the road. We will fill in the missing sidewalk gaps and install new ramps. This will provide cost savings to the project relative to the other proposed alternatives.

Summary

The City is widening Barwell Road from Rock Quarry Road to Berkley Lake Road.

We want Barwell Road to be safe and convenient, and comfortable for all modes of transportation. Improvements to the road include:

  • Designated turn lanes;
  • Sidewalks;
  • A multi-use-path; and,
  • The realignment of the Pearl Road intersection.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
April 23, 2019Pre-design Public Meeting
Late Fall 2019Preliminary Plans (25%) Public Meeting
Spring 2020Design Plan Public (65%) Meeting
Late Spring 2020City Council Project Presentation
Fall 2020Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Fall 2020Advertise for Construction Bids
Late Fall 2021Award Construction Contract
Spring 2021Pre-construction Meeting
Spring 2023Project Complete

History

The Barwell Road Widening Project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. Barwell Road is almost exclusively residential and includes the Barwell Road Elementary School and Community Center complex. These improvements will help improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility from the surrounding properties to the school/park complex.

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