8th St SW Reconstruction

8th Street SW Reconstruction
Phases 1 & 2


Project Updates

Progress
Phase 1 is substantially complete. Remaining work is site restoration.

Schedule
Phase 2 is in the preliminary planning phase.

Traffic Impact

 


Project Overview

Description
Eastbound 8th St SW will be reconstructed from US 65 to Venbury Drive in two phases. 

Location
Phase 1 includes 8th St SW from US 65 to 28th Ave SW and 34th Ave SW from 8th St SW to the ALDI driveway.
Phase 2 will be 8th St SW from 28th Ave SW to Venbury Drive.

Purpose
The eastbound pavement of 8th St SW from US 65 to Venbury Dr. has been deteriorating at a rapid rate and needs to be replaced. To accomplish this, the City has chosen to break this two-mile section into at least two phases.

  • Phase one construction started in the spring of 2020 and is still under construction. This phase includes the reconstruction of 8th St SW from US 65 to 28th Ave SW and the widening of 34th Ave SW from 8th St SW to the ALDI driveway. This phase also includes improvements to storm sewers and sidewalks along the corridor.
  • Subsequent phases will reconstruct the eastbound lanes of 8th St SW from 28th Ave SW to Venbury Drive.

Timeline
Phase 1 is substantially complete.
Phase 2 is in the preliminary planning phase and is anticipated to begin in a few years.

Budget
Phase 1: $4.4 million
Phase 2: $4.2 million


Expected Traffic Impacts

Road Closures
Closures for phase 1 have included the eastbound lanes of 8th St from US 65 to 28th Ave SW in segments.

Detour Routes
No detour route was required for phase 1 as eastbound traffic utilized the westbound lanes under a head-to-head condition during the closure.

Lane Closures
Periodic lane closures were used.

Sidewalk & Trail Closures
All sidewalks and trails within the project area were closed during construction.