Porter Road/Deane St./Sycamore St. Corridor

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What is this Project?

This project consists of several segments, with varied treatments for each segment (Ward 2):

  • Porter Road/I-49 interchange:  A roundabout at the northbound I-49 on ramp is proposed, to provide more capacity for traffic from Mount Comfort Road to enter the highway.
  • Porter and Deane-I-49 to Garland:  Sidewalk improvements, turn lanes, bicycle accommodations, and transit improvements are proposed on this segment.
  • Sycamore-Garland to Leverett:  Design of drainage improvements, curb and gutter, and widening to 3 lanes with bicycle accommodations and sidewalks are all planned. 
  • Sycamore-Leverett to Gregg:  Design for reallocation of the 4-lane roadway space to provide more space for bicycles and pedestrians is proposed on this segment.

Why is It Important?

Issues on this corridor are varied, and include traffic congestion at I-49, lack of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, drainage issues and congestion issues between Garland and Leverett, and an over-built section that could be reconfigured to three lanes with better bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

What is the Current Status?

Pending

When Will it be Completed?

To Be Determined.

How is it Funded?

Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.