Valmont Road and 29th Street Project
Construction is complete!
The project made changes to the intersection of Valmont Road and 29th Street. It enhanced the existing multimodal facilities and addressed the history of bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle collisions to improve the future safety for travelers in this location. The project scope includes:
- Widening of Valmont Road at the intersection of 29th Street for eastbound and westbound center left turn lanes
- Installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Valmont Road and 29th Street
- Enhancements to the existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities
- Landscaping enhancements
- Roadway reconstruction
Project Background & Funding
Between 2004 and 2016, over 90 collisions occurred at the project intersection, with one resulting in a fatality. To address the unsafe conditions, the city applied for and was awarded $3.1 million in federal Hazard Elimination Program funds and also applied $700,000 in transportation funding to the project; the total project cost is $3.8 million.
Planning and design period:
Continuing through early 2016
Construction period (six to nine months):
October 2016 to summer 2017
The intersection of Valmont Road and 29th Street has had a large number of collisions involving pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. From 2004-2010, there were more than 60 collisions
A public meeting was held on April 16, 2015 to present the project design and other project information and gather feedback from the community. A summary of the feedback received at the April 16 meeting is included here.
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