What are the planned improvements?

The Improved Signalized Intersection alternative was chosen as the recommended alternative. The intersection would be controlled by a traffic signal and lanes would be added on all legs of the intersection, including an additional through lane in every direction, double left turn lanes for northbound and southbound traffic, and a separate southbound right turn lane. Islands on each corner would allow for free right turns. Protected left turns would be included (where drivers can only turn left with an arrow signal) and could be programmed by time of day to change to a flashing yellow arrow.

This project will be accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians in a safe way, but details of those improvements will be determined during upcoming design efforts. On-street bike lanes will be carefully considered with the speeds and volumes at this intersection. A pedestrian overpass is unlikely due to the high cost of that improvement. Widened sidewalks and improved at-grade crossings will be included.

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1. What are the planned improvements?
2. Will access to nearby business and commercial properties south of 5th Street/Hwy 86 be maintained or improved?
3. Does the City plan to improve Hwy 86, Ridge Road, and 5th Street to allow the Four Corners intersection to operate well?
4. How long do you expect the improved intersection to handle our growing traffic volumes?
5. When will Four Corners intersection improvements be constructed?
6. How will traffic detour during construction? Will rush hour, business, and school traffic be taken into consideration?
7. Why wasn’t a roundabout the recommended intersection configuration here? They seem to work well at other locations.
8. How is public input being considered?