WHY 12TH STREET?
Because this roadway is important for motorists and alternative transportation (public transit, pedestrians, bicyclists), it is important to remedy the lack of bike lanes and sidewalks. This street reconstruction effort is funded by a countywide sales tax. This project aligns with the City's master planning policies and designs, which follow the recently developed Complete Street Design Guidelines.
March 1, 2021: Construction Phase I begins (S. Kansas to SW Washburn)
2022: Construction Phase II: SW Washburn to SW Gage
Note: Please be aware you may see utility relocation underway in areas outside the planned construction phasing, in preparation for future construction.
Fully reconstruct and "right-size" the roadway to fit the neighborhood.
Create a designated through-lane for vehicles and an auxiliary lane for parking, bus pullouts and deliveries, and a bike lane in some locations.
Upgrade curb and gutter.
Relocate utilities, as needed.
Improve transit and pedestrian accessibility and safety.
Improve intersections where possible.
Provide a bike facility along the corridor.