Zion Road Improvements

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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?

Updated 8/30/2022

Construction began in early November of 2020, resulting in closure of sections of Zion beginning in May 2021. Due to the improvements under construction on Zion between Vantage Drive and N. Crossover, sections of Zion must continue to be closed to through traffic for the remainder of the project. 

View a map of road closures. (Note: dates shown can change due to weather, unforeseen conflicts and other construction issues that may arise)

The stretch of Zion between College Ave. and Old Missouri is open to traffic. The gravel portion from Cape Dutch through the roundabout is scheduled to be paved the week of September 12, 2022; expect detours and delays during this time. This phase of paving will terminate just east of the roundabout. Construction continues on the drainage and roadway improvements east of the roundabout towards Taliesin Lane. Sewerline construction is complete from Cape Dutch Avenue to Lantana Lane. The sewerline construction will continue to Crossover Road.

As part of ongoing improvement construction to Zion between Vantage Drive and N. Crossover, beginning 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 Streets Improvement Bond residents approved in April 2019.