The project's design is 75% complete (see the 75% design plan set here) meaning that engineers have verified the roadway's traffic layout (lane widths, striping, access, etc.) and determined the space needed for the proposed improvements. In some cases, the space needed is outside the existing Right of Way (ROW) and partial or complete property acquisitions are required. DOT&PF has secured FHWA funding that will allow us to move ahead with the next phase of the project, property appraisal and acquisition. This phase is anticipated to take about two years to complete.
During the next two years, the engineering team will finalize the project design to 95% complete. Following final design, DOT&PF will select a construction contractor to build the project.
Construction will begin in 2018, pending the availability of funding and other factors, and is anticipated to take two to three years to complete.