This project will improve approximately two-thirds of a mile of “R” Street from 48th Street to Cotner Boulevard. The project consists of pavement repair, removal and replacement of pavement, public utility adjustments, inlet top, base, median and curb repairs/replacement. The existing signals at 56th and “R” streets would be replaced with a proposed single-lane roundabout, and a four-way stop control is proposed for the intersection of Cotner Boulevard and “R” Street. Pedestrian curb ramps will be reconstructed to comply with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Design has begun and should finish up and be ready for bid in Spring 2023. Construction is anticipated to begin and be completed in the 2023 construction season.
Access During Construction
Full closures of “R” Street and 56th Street will be required during construction. The traveling public is encouraged to find alternative routes and to use the WAZE app for assistance.
Access to sidewalks and the on-street bike facility may be restricted during construction of the street or sidewalk curb ramps. One sidewalk path will remain open at all times during construction.
Bus route #44 will be impacted during construction of this project. Alternative routes and pick-up/drop-off locations will be coordinated with StarTran.