Federal Aid highway funds are authorized by Congress to assist the States in providing for construction, reconstruction, and improvement of highways and bridges on eligible Federal Aid highway routes and for other special purpose programs and projects. Federal Aid Road Improvement Projects are most commonly funded at 80%, with a match of 20% coming from local funds.
Taylor Road Improvement Project
This project will consist of new 11’ roadway lanes, one lane in each direction. There will be an 8’ concrete side path on the west side of the road and a 5’ concrete sidewalk on the east side. Two mini roundabouts will also be constructed; one at 31st Street and Taylor Road and one at Fairlawn Drive and Taylor Road. The installation of new curb/gutter, pavement markings, and signage will also be included.
The improvements from 31st Street to Rocky Ford Road will begin in the Spring of 2020 and the road is scheduled to re-open to traffic in late fall 2020. The improvements from 25th Street to 31st Street are scheduled for construction in 2021. However, as with all outdoor construction activities, these dates are subject to weather.
When this road improvement project is completed, the road will be significantly safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.