Granite Falls Boulevard
GRANITE FALLS BOULEVARD EXTENSION
This project will construct an extension of Granite Falls Boulevard between Rogers Road and Grand Rock Way. There will be one lane of travel in each direction, and sidewalks will be installed on both sides of the road.
Project designs also include bicycle lanes on each side of the new roadway. The existing portion of Granite Falls Boulevard between Rogers Road and West Young Street will be re-striped to remove the center turn lane and add bicycle lanes. This plan is in keeping with the Town’s adopted Bicycle Plan [link to plan].
At the completion of the project, a traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Rogers Road and Granite Falls Boulevard.
This additional road segment and traffic signal will improve traffic circulation in the immediate area. This project is also part of a long-term plan to improve road connectivity within the Town by extending Granite Falls Boulevard from West Young Street to Burlington Mills Road.
Since the majority of the project is occurring on new right-of-way, minimal impact is expected to traffic on Rogers Road. These impacts are most likely to occur during utility work and as the two roadways are connected.
The contractor’s workdays will begin at 7am. The site contains several large rock formations, and blasting will be necessary as part of this project. Notice will be provided to residents and businesses in immediately surrounding structures.
Construction on the site will begin Monday, January 21. The project is expected to be complete by mid-July. Weather delays may extend the time needed to complete the project.
Blasting at the site will occur during the weeks of February 11th and February 18th. Work has already begun on clearing the land and constructing stormwater basins. The coming weeks will consist of blasting activities and the beginning of utility installation. This project to construct a road connector along Granite Falls Boulevard between Rogers Road and Grand Rock Way began January 21, 2019 and is expected to be complete in June 2019.
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