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City of GI announces Adams Street plan; starts Feb. 13

From the City of Grand Island:

Adams Street Paving Project

The City of Grand Island Public Works Department is announcing that paving construction for Adams Street between Stolley Park and Church Road will begin on February 13, 2017.    

The initial closure will consist of closing Adams Street at Stolley Park Road and 300 feet north to a private drive. The closure will take approximately one month to make a storm sewer connection. Traffic lanes on Stolley Park Road will be shifted to the south for this construction.

Mid-March will bring additional closure of Adams Street north to Church Road. The closure of Adams Street from Stolley Park Road to Church Road will be closed until mid-July 2017. Additional lane shifts on Stolley Park Road will occur during this period for handicap ramps and traffic signal installation at the Adams Street intersection.

Grand Island Public Schools is constructing a new Starr Elementary school and additions to Barr Middle School. Upon completion of the construction projects, it is anticipated increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic will be present on and near Adams Street at that street’s location between Barr Middle School and the new Starr Elementary School. GIPS has offered to equally share with the City of Grand Island the cost of improvements to Adams Street in the area of the newly constructed Starr Elementary School and Barr Middle School so as to improve and promote traffic and pedestrian safety.

The project consists of widening the roadway for a 3-lane section with improved drainage and elimination of the ditch section. An extension of trail and sidewalks will also be constructed with this project. The city’s first roundabout will be installed at the Starr and Barr entrances to Adams Street to promote safe pedestrian and vehicle traffic. A traffic signal at the intersection of Adams Street and Stolley Park Road will also be included in the project.

The Adams Street Paving project was made possible by a June 14, 2016, interlocal agreement between the Grand Island Public Schools and City of Grand Island. Diamond Engineering was awarded the construction contract on December 13, 2016. The total current construction cost of the project is $1,050,993.15. The City of Grand Island and Grand Island Public Schools will split the construction cost.

For more information on the roadway project, and other Public Works projects, visit the projects webpage at www.grand-island.com/2017projects.