The Nixon Road Corridor Improvement Project is a full road reconstruction from just north of the Huron Parkway roundabout to just south of the M-14 overpass (with the exception of the Dhu Varren Road roundabout, which will remain in place as existing).
The Nixon Road Corridor Study, completed in 2017, heard and documented corridor concerns throughout the study process, with key focal points being safety, non-motorized facilities, and user-delays. Three options were studied and analyzed. Only one option, the roundabout corridor, addresses all of these concerns. This option would add roundabouts at various locations in the corridor, while improving non-motorized facilities, safety, and operations.
On May 15, 2017, the City Council directed staff to design the corridor improvements. In Fall 2017, Wade Trim was selected to perform the engineering design on the project.
The design was completed in early 2020, at which time the project was put on hold. The design includes the incorporation of roundabouts at Sandalwood, Bluett, Traver and Barclay Way, a new median, a buffered bicycle lane in both directions, lighting and landscape improvements, a new 16-inch watermain and stormwater management improvements.
The city's current Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has construction of the first phase of Nixon improvements tentatively scheduled for 2025. Once funding and construction timeframe is confirmed, the design will be revisited to ensure it is up to current standards, and additional public engagement will be performed to discuss:
- Adjacent property impacts (including any necessary easements - permanent or temporary),
- Proposed traffic control measures,
- Construction contacts and expected timeline and;
- Any other questions or concerns residents may have.
Please direct any questions or comments regarding this project now, or in the future as construction gets closer, to City Project Manager Chris Wall.