Poole Road Widening Project

Last updated Oct. 18, 2019 - 4:04 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening
  • $10 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • RK&K (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Updated Oct. 18

The project is entering the right of way and easement Acquisition phase.

We are also investigating any potential septic system impacts due to the current roadway plans.

The Poole Road widening project design was originally presented to the public on Sept. 20, 2018. Based on public input we revised the plans. The improved design removes the five-foot bicycle lanes from the roadway and widens the multi-use path (MUP) and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.

This new design will give cyclists and pedestrians, as well as vehicles a safer user experience and will reduce the overall impacts of the project. The new design was presented at an informal public meeting on June 12.


The purpose of the project is to improve Poole Road, from Maybrook Drive to Barwell Road. The project will include widening the roadway to a four-lane complete street with a median, sidewalks, and bicycle facilities.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Sept. 2018Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
June 12, 2019Design Plan Public Meeting (65% plan)
August 2019City Council Presentation
Spring 2020Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Spring 2020Advertise for Construction Bids
Summer 2020Award Construction Contract
Spring 2022Project Complete


The Poole Road Widening Project was prioritized in the Capital Improvement Program, as a major street project.

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