Zion Road Improvements
What is this Project?
Roadway improvements, bicycle accommodations, and sidewalks are proposed for this project, between Vantage Drive and Highway 265. A mini-roundabout is proposed at the Old Missouri Road as well. 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 Avenue, that has seen both residential and commercial development. The section between Old Missouri Road 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?
Construction began in early November of 2020, resulting in closure of sections of Zion Road beginning in May 2021. Due to the improvements under construction on Zion Road between Vantage Drive and N. Crossover Road, sections of Zion must continue to be closed to through traffic for the remainder of the project.
View a map of road closures here. (Note: dates shown can change due to weather, unforeseen conflicts and other construction issues that may arise)
Tri Star Contractors, LLC is currently working on roadway and drainage improvements between Vantage Drive and Old Missouri Road, including sidewalk and trail construction between Vantage Drive and Park Lake Apartments. Sanitary sewer construction is underway near Cape Dutch Avenue, which will continue to Crossover Road. Work is ongoing for the retaining wall at the pond at the intersection with Old Missouri Road.
As part of ongoing improvement construction to Zion Road between Vantage Drive and N. Crossover Road, beginning Monday, April 11, the section between N. Lantana Lane and N. Harbor Isle will be closed 24/7.
For this section, the project contractor needs to dig a sewer trench 20 feet deep before workers can begin excavation. Rock could be encountered in the process, making the duration of this project section unknown.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction should be complete in 2022.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.