This project improved Van Dorn Street between 84th and 91st streets. The typical section is one through lane in each direction with a raised center median. Two roundabouts were constructed at the 87th and 93rd Street intersections, and turn-lane improvements were constructed at the 91st Street intersection.
As a part of the City’s commitment in the Van Dorn Coalition annexation agreement from March of 2017, this project will promote private sector investment into the community by helping serve 830 approved additional dwelling units and over 390,000 square feet of commercial space through improving safety and capacity of the transportation system.
This project was approved to receive a portion of the 25% of the revenues reserved for construction of new non-residential streets to promote private sector investment after receiving a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Transportation.
The City already has several annexation agreements with developers regarding new streets in “growth” areas. However, many of these street projects have lagged getting underway due to a lack of funding. The portion of the sales tax for new street construction to promote private sector investment is being purposed to help these projects move forward.
Construction began in fall of 2019 and was completed in fall of 2020.