New Phase of Grant Line Road Project Begins Initial Stages

At this morning’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, the Board approved initial steps on the next phase of the Grant Line Road Project. This work will provide an additional northbound lane between Daisy Lane and Beechwood Avenue and mill and re-surface the roadway from Daisy Lane to McDonald Lane. It will add curbs and gutters, and provide a 5 foot sidewalk on the east side and complete the 8 foot multi-use path on the west side of Grant Line Road. These facilities will provide pedestrian connectivity on Grant Line Road from Daisy Lane to Mt. Tabor Road.

The project will also include intersection improvements at Daisy Lane, Beechwood Avenue, and Jollisant Avenue, adding additional turn lanes where needed, and will work to improve the flow of traffic at the Beechwood/Daisy/Grant Line Road intersection. Additionally, included in the project are pedestrian safety enhancements, including new pedestrian signal equipment and improved crosswalks.

This project is federally funded at an 80/20 level, with an overall project cost of approximately $5 million. Project officials are currently in the process of purchasing small parcels of right-of-way from 41 property owners along the construction area. Appraisals are currently underway. Adjacent property owners have been notified of the project.

The project is scheduled to let in January 2018, with construction beginning in Spring of 2018.