The only road connecting Juniper Ridge with the rest of the City is about to undergo a $6-million upgrade.
Highland Road, which snakes its way from Valleyview to the growing subdivision above, will be widened to three lanes, two of them ascending. A lit multi-use pathway added on its east side, separated by a concrete barrier.
A public information session on the project takes place Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Valleyview Community Hall at 2250 Park Dr.
The project is driven by subdivision growth and the deterioration of the existing road, said Kristen Meersman, the City’s capital projects manager.
“It is one of the bigger projects this season,” she said. “Six million dollars is a big chunk.”
The City plans to issue a call for tenders by late spring and construction is expected to follow through the summer.
Meersman isn’t expecting any resistance to the project at Thursday’s session but residents will want to know how it will affect traffic flow.
Construction will have to allow for one lane to remain open for the most part and keep any full road closure to a minimum, she said.
In addition to the road and pathway work, the project will include lighting improvements at all intersections, a storm drainage system and landscaping at selected locations.