Traffic and safety improvements at the 32nd Street and M Avenue intersection will include a roundabout, rapid flashing beacons at pedestrian crossings and lane width reductions. The anticipated results will be traffic calming, collision reduction and improved traffic flow.
The 32nd Street and M Avenue intersection was identified in a city road safety plan to be one of four hot spots that could potentially benefit from systemic safety improvement projects.
The design of the roundabout is near completion and the city is expected to go out for bids for its construction in October. Construction is expected to begin in late winter or early spring 2022. Utility companies started moving their infrastructure in the area mid-September.
Project construction will be funded with $1,7 million in funds from the Federal Highway Administration.