University Avenue Phase 1 has been fully opened to allow traffic to travel through the site without any lane restrictions. There are a few miscellaneous items that still need to be addressed before there is no construction activity along the project. Thank you for your patience throughout the Phase 1 construction.
University Avenue from Grove Street to McClain Drive is in the last week of construction. Traffic control will be changed periodically to help construction crews finish pavement markings and landscaping items. Please use caution while driving through the project site while crews finish their work.
The University Avenue corridor was recently flown with a drone to provide updated imagery of the progress on the construction of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project. Click on the "Project Overview" tab at the top of the page of the project website to access the videos and see the construction progress. Phase 1 is almost finished while Phase 2 is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Holiday Road Roundabout Detour - Beginning Monday, July 17, 2017
All Westbound University Avenue traffic will be detoured around the Holiday Road Roundabout to allow for construction activities. The detour route sends traffic north on Melrose Drive and then west and south on Holiday Road back to University Avenue. Any traffic wishing to travel north onto Holiday Road will be directed to Melrose Drive and around the detour route. The closure at the Holiday Road Roundabout will be in place for a few days. Please follow detour route signage for the correct alternative route.
Traffic Pattern Changes - Beginning Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The next segment of the proposed frontage road paving has been completed from Clear View Services to Regions Bank. This will allow traffic will be switched into the next stage of the frontage road. The traffic closure will be shifted west and there will no longer be access from Cedar Heights Drive onto the frontage road. Regions Bank drive through customers will exit heading east on the frontage road to Midway Drive. All access to businesses on the frontage road will need to use Midway Drive. All other traffic control in the Phase 2 project limits will remain unchanged.
North Frontage Road Business Access Routes
North Frontage Road construction activity is on the last section of roadway. The construction area will be from the west driveway for Days Inn to the Clarion Inn front parking lot. All businesses will use Melrose Drive for access except Clarion Inn. Access to Clarion Inn will depend on the type of vehicle where large vehicles will use Waterloo Road and passenger vehicles can use Blackhawk Village Drive. Directional business signage will be updated accordingly to reflect the access to each business.
Construction activities will remain in the center of each roundabout, in the median of University Avenue, and around the Waterloo Road intersection. Construction crews will be working on the finishing touches for the project.
North Frontage Road Business Access Routes - Beginning Friday, June 30, 2017
North Frontage Road construction has been completed on the west side of Melrose Drive. All businesses highlighted in blue will be accessed from Melrose Drive. North Frontage Road construction continues to move towards the east by Dunkin Donuts. There will be no alterations to current access routes to businesses east of Melrose Drive. However, traffic leaving Dunkin Donuts will be directed to use Melrose Drive to reach University Avenue.
Traffic Pattern Changes - Beginning Thursday, June 22, 2017
Traffic will be moved to the inside lane in both Westbound and Eastbound directions for the entire Phase 1 project length. Access to side roads will remain open but may close momentarily to complete construction activities. Motorists please be aware of construction workers and vehicles.
Private Utility Construction Issues Update
Century Link has finished installation of the new communication cable which replaced the existing cable that was damaged during construction. Services were restored Friday (6/16) evening and all businesses and residents along the University Avenue corridor should have phone and internet access.
Thank you for your patience throughout the communication outage.
North Frontage Road Business Access Routes - Beginning Thursday, June 15, 2017
Access to Arby's will change from Blackhawk Village Drive on Thursday as construction continues down the Frontage Road. East bound traffic should use Holiday Road and West bound traffic should use Melrose Drive to access Arby's and all other businesses highlighted in blue. Directional business signage will be updated accordingly to reflect the access to each business.
Construction activities will begin between Arby's and Dunkin' Donuts and continue between Taco John's and Advanced Auto Parts.
North Frontage Road Business Access Routes - Beginning Monday, June 19, 2017
Access to Taco John's from University Avenue will change from the temporary pavement access to Melrose Drive. East bound and West bound traffic will use Melrose Drive to access Taco John's and all other businesses highlighted in blue. A temporary drive will be constructed for traffic exiting Taco John's to travel back to Melrose Drive. Both Melrose Drive and Blackhawk Village Drive turn lanes will be opened by Monday. Directional business signage will be updated accordingly to reflect the access to each business.
Construction activities will begin in front of Taco John's and continue between Arby's and Dunkin' Donuts.
Updated May 2017