Projects

Mason Road Widening

Construction Timing:

Spring 2017 through Fall 2017

Project Information:

Mason Road will be widened to three lanes from Whispering Springs Drive to Butler-Warren Road. New curb and gutter improvements will be made along the entire section, and a new sidewalk will be built on the north side of the road.

Project Benefits:

The construction of a third lane will allow for the addition of a center turn lane along this section of Mason Road. Center turn lanes help reduce conflict points for turning traffic and allow through traffic to move more smoothly. This widening work will improve safety and ease congestion. Curb and gutter improvements will not only add aesthetic value, but will also allow for rainwater to drain more effectively from the roadway. The new sidewalk [or is it shared-use path?] will provide more safety for pedestrian travel through this area.

Traffic Impacts:

Even though construction of the third lane on Mason Road will not begin until the spring of 2017, utility relocation work will begin this summer and continue through the end of the year. Drivers through this area will certainly see some dirt moving, but should not notice significant traffic impacts during 2016.

Once construction does begin, a full closure will be put into place on Mason Road. Exact dates of the closure and related detour will be published once we are closer to the actual start of construction.