Based on the attached community feedback the preferred design alignment is Modified Alignment 2, as such the city will be moving forward with this alignment.
Realignment of Pitchkettle Rd Bridge over Lake Meade to W Constance Rd.The purpose of the Pitchkettle Road Realignment Project is to increase corridor safety for both pedestrians and drivers. The project will also enhance flow of traffic from Prentis St to Pitchkettle Rd while providing some much needed aesthetic improvements. The addition of sidewalk along the west side of Pitchkettle Rd will provide pedestrian safety. Any questions or comments regarding this project should be sent to the project manager.
Existing Centerline Alignment: This alignment was developed with the goal of matching the existing alignment of the roadway, with horizontal geometry that meets current design standards, and to widen the roadway off the new alignment. This option does create greater right of way impacts by affecting properties to the South as well as to the North of the existing alignment.
Modified Alignment 1: Alignment revision at the western end of the project coming off the bridge to avoid impacts to an existing property along the north side of the roadway. This generally pushes the alignment of the roadway a bit further south and removes all of existing Pitchkettle Road, requiring direct access from Pitchkettle Road to adjacent properties.
Modified Alignment 2: Re-aligns the road to the north as much as possible and generally smooths out the horizontal geometry. With the roadway to the north, we are able to use existing Pitchkettle Road as an access road to adjacent properties instead of entrances directly off of Pitchkettle Road.
The budget for this project is $7,700,000. Using state and local funds.
Preliminary Engineering: $700,000 Right of Way Acquisition:$1,500,000 Construction: $5,500,000 Total Budget: $7,700,000
Preliminary Engineering: October 2018 – August 2021 Right of Way Acquisition: August 2021 – July 2022 Construction: July 2022 – February 2024