What is this Project?
Roadway improvements, bicycle accommodations and sidewalks are currently underway for this project, between Vantage Drive and Highway 265 (N. Crossover Road). Also, a mini-roundabout is being installed at the Old Missouri Road intersection. City Council approved a construction contract with Tri Star Contractors on July 21, 2020.
Why is It Important?
Zion Road is an east-west connection between Highway 265 and College Ave. that has seen both residential and commercial development. The section between Old Missouri is narrow and curvy and lacks sidewalks. Improvements to this corridor will allow for additional development and will provide a safe connection for all users.
What is the Current Status?
The stretch of Zion between College Ave. and Randall Place is paved and open to traffic. Construction continues on the drainage and roadway improvements east of the roundabout at Old Missouri Rd. The stretch from Taliesen to Randal Place is open, but currently gravel. With the intersection of Zion and Randal now open, traffic no longer has to be detoured through the Lakewood subdivision to reach Randal.
Installation of the sanitary sewer main continues. The next step in the installation is to bore a steel encasement under Highway 265.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction is anticipated to be completed in July 2023.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Streets Improvement Bond residents approved in April 2019.