The public is invited to an open house Thursday, March 23 on the 14th and Old Cheney Intersection Improvement Project. The event will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the commons area of Southwest High School, 7001 S 14th St. The public may park in the main lot and use the front entrance. No formal presentations are planned.
The intersection currently handles nearly 38,000 cars daily, and by 2040, traffic is projected to increase 55 percent to 59,000 cars. The planned improvements would create an elevated roundabout over a T-intersection. Project Manager Erin Sokolik of the City Public Works and Utilities Department said the design of the intersection has been refined to reduce impacts to the area and be more efficient.
Community members will be able to review the refined concept, provide comments and view traffic animation demonstrating how to navigate the intersection. City representatives and project consultants will be available to discuss the public’s ideas and answer questions. The project is in the final design phase, and construction is tentatively scheduled to start in 2019.