8th St SW Reconstruction

8th Street SW Reconstruction
Phases 1 & 2


Project Updates

Update Date: 02/05/2024

Progress
Phase 1 is substantially complete.

Phase 2 is scheduled to begin construction Spring of 2024.

Schedule

Traffic Impact
Phase 2 will close the eastbound lanes of 8th Street SW in segments from 28th Ave SW to the railroad underpass located east of 17th Ave SW. Traffic will be maintained in a head-to-head condition in the existing westbound lanes for the duration of the project. Some accesses will be right-in/right-out only during construction, and some will be closed while the project progresses past them. Access to Scenic View Blvd SW will be maintained, but this may be at a reduced width at times.


Project Overview

Description
Eastbound 8th St SW will be reconstructed from US 65 to Venbury Drive in three 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 the railroad underpass.
Phase 3 will be from the railroad underpass 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 design phase with an anticipated construction start of Spring 2024.
Phase 3 is in the preliminary planning phase.

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.
Closures of phase 2 will include the eastbound lanes of 8th St from 28th Ave SW to east of 17th Ave SW in segments. Median work will close the inside lanes in both directions for segments of the project as well.

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. The same is expected for phase 2. Access to neighborhoods may be detoured for portions of the project.

Lane Closures
Periodic lane closures expected.

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