8th St SE & 8th Ave SE Roundabout

8th Street SE & 8th Avenue SE Roundabout Construction
And 8th Street SE Reconstruction from 8th Avenue SE to Falcon Drive SE 


Project Updates

Progress
This project is currently in the design phase.

Schedule
Construction is anticipated to begin Spring of 2023.

Traffic Impact
This project will be constructed in phases in order to keep the road open to traffic. Traffic may operate under reduced or narrow lanes.


Project Overview

Description
8th St SE and 8th Ave SE Roundabout Construction and the reconstruction of 8th St SE from 8th Ave SE to Falcon Drive SE.

Location
The intersection of 8th St SE & 8th Ave SE and 8th St SE east to Falcon Drive SE.

Purpose
8th St SE will be widened to four lanes with a median from the 8th Ave SE intersection to the Falcon Drive intersection. A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of 8th St SE and 8th Ave SE. A pedestrian tunnel will also be included with this project. These improvements are driven by the construction of the new Southeast Polk Middle School to be located just east of Sam Wise Youth Complex.

Timeline
This project is currently in the design phase. Construction will likely begin in 2023.

Budget

 


Expected Traffic Impacts

Road Closures
Traffic will be maintained on 8th St SE with reduced and/or narrow lanes for the majority of the project from 8th Ave SE to Falcon Dr. SE. driveway accesses to the south parking lot of Sam Wise Youth Complex will be affected.

Detour Routes
Detours will be in place to access both Sam Wise Sports Complex parking lots.

Lane Closures

Sidewalk & Trail Closures
The sidewalks and trail along 8th St SE within the project limits will be closed for the duration of the project.