Combined, they are estimated to cost about $45 million.
Through a combination of federal, state and local funds.
Combining the first phase of both projects addresses congestion at the intersection, allows work to be completed by a single contractor, saves time and money and reduces the impact to traffic using both roadways.
The new bike trails are consistent with the Mid-Region Council of Governments Long Range Bikeway System Map. The Unser Blvd. project lanes will connect to existing trails and bike lanes south of Rainbow and north of Paradise. The Paseo del Norte project lanes will connect to existing trails and proposed bike lanes west of Rainbow as well as existing trails and bike lanes east of Calle Norteña.
The current traffic operation will be maintained, with one lane in each direction on both Unser Blvd. and Paseo del Norte. Because of the presence of rock in the area, blasting may cause some brief stoppages and delays to traffic.
No environmental impacts were identified.
At this time, Phase 1 is tentatively expected to go to bid in fall 2024 with construction anticipated to begin in spring 2025.
No. Scheduling and funding for future phases of both projects are still being determined.
About 24 months.