The project to reconstruct Greenwich from Harry to Kellogg is scheduled to begin the final week of February, with a projected paving completion date of November 2010. A public meeting regarding the project is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Woodland Lakes Community Church, 770 S. Greenwich Road.
Access to businesses and residences will be maintained during the entire project, which will provide five lanes on Greenwich (two through lanes in each direction and a center left turn lane). The intersection of Greenwich and Harry will be rebuilt with left turn lanes in all four directions and upgraded traffic signals. Left- and right-turn lanes will be built from Lincoln onto Greenwich, with new traffic signal installed there. Bayley Street will permanently close between Greenwich and Dowell to provide neighborhood drainage improvements and a sidewalk will be built along both sides of Greenwich.
The initial phase of the project will reconstruct the east half of Greenwich. During this phase, traffic on Greenwich will be limited to one lane northbound. Southbound traffic will be detoured using Kellogg, Webb and Pawnee. Bayley Street will be permanently closed to through access at the drainage channel in the first phase. In the second phase, one lane of traffic in each direction will be open on Greenwich. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Harry in each direction, in both phases. Left turns will be prohibited at various locations as construction work progresses. Landscaping and cleanup are expected to be completed by April 2011.
The project costs about $6.3 million, $4.5 million of which is federal funding.