A 2008 Transportation Bond Project
The goal of this project is to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists near Johnson & Wales University and Frazier Park on both Johnson & Wales Way and Fourth Street, while also meeting current and future traffic demands. The project location and limits are shown in the map below.
Examples of improvements to be made include:
- Eliminating the free-flowing right turn lanes onto Johnson & Wales Way from both Trade Street and Fourth Street.
- Reducing the number of travel lanes on Fourth Street from Victoria Avenue to Summit Avenue from four lanes to two and adding medians and pedestrian refuges to Fourth Street.
- Improving pedestrian crossings at intersections.
- Adding on-street parking near Frazier Park.
Project design is complete and we are in the process of acquiring real estate necessary to accommodate the project. Construction is scheduled to begin by January 2014.
Please note that the project cost will include all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team manages the Johnson & Wales Way/Fourth Street Project through a four stage process. Specific work is conducted during each stage with an emphasis on public involvement during the planning and design phases. Four public meetings were conducted between 2008 and 2011. Click here
to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.
Joe Frey PE, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-5276
Tom Sorrentino PE, Transportation Project Manager, 704-336-3934