A summer project to replace the traffic signals and pavement at the north campus Stange/Pammel intersection is scheduled to start next week and continue to mid-August. The intersection will stay in use all summer, but traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction throughout the project, so congestion is likely.
Pedestrians and cyclists approaching campus from the north this summer are asked to use the sidewalk along the west side of Stange Road; the east sidewalk (adjacent to the horse barns) will be closed during the project. Signage will help drivers and pedestrians navigate through the area.
Key pieces of the project will:
- Remove the pedestrian island in the northeast corner of the intersection to improve pedestrian safety and rebuild the right turn lane from Pammel Drive to northbound Stange Road
- Replace the sidewalks at all four corners and install accessible sidewalk ramps
- Replace the concrete paving on all four sides of the intersection
- Replace the traffic signals (poles and heads) with modern models that include features such as countdown timers for pedestrians, radar-based vehicle and bicycle detection, left turn flashing arrows, leading pedestrian intervals and ADA-compliant crosswalk controls
Construction manager Russ Dodson, facilities planning and management, said crews are scheduled to set up traffic controls in the zone on Tuesday, May 9, with work to begin later in the week. Concrete Connections, Johnston, is the contractor.