Richard Jones Rd Paving and Restriping Project To Begin
A paving project with a new traffic pattern evaluation period begins tomorrow on Richard Jones Road from Hillsboro Pike to Oriole Place.
Richard Jones Road has been identified for paving due to weakened substructure of the road.
The goals of the new traffic pattern portion of the project are increased safety for the traveling public and improved traffic flow through this area. The project includes reassignment of the roadway from 4 to 3 lanes, adding a left turn lane, and striping bike lanes on both sides of the road. Conversion from 4 to 3 lanes with the addition of a left turn lane is designed to improve traffic circulation and safety for motorists due to reduction in rear end collisions and other traffic incidents.
The project includes an evaluation period which is intended to 1, evaluate the impact of changing the traffic pattern; and 2, provide time for new traffic pattern to become established.
Once the project is complete, Metro Public Works will continue to monitor the road and surrounding area for any other roadway traffic needs.
The below schedule is subject to change due to weather or any unforeseen conditions on site:
- Thursday, April 30
- Remove existing pavement markings, begin preliminary milling in preparation for new striping plan
- Friday, May 1
- Continue milling existing asphalt, install temporary markings
- Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 10
- Evaluation period for temporary pavement markings
- Monday, May 11 – Wednesday, May 13
- Final milling of remaining asphalt surface
- Thursday, May 14 – Wednesday, May 20
- Set castings on road, install traffic loops
- Thursday, May 21 – Friday, May 22
- Placing final asphalt surface
Motorists traveling through this or any other work zone areas should be alert and extra cautious. Road closures will not be required during this project, and message boards and signage will be posted to advise motorists of the change in traffic pattern.