120th Avenue Connection Final Phase
120th Avenue Local to Close at 287
At 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, West 120th Avenue (aka, 120th Avenue Local) will close at US 287 for storm sewer and utility relocation work. The closure will be in effect for approximately two weeks.
- Eastbound: If you're traveleing east on West 120th Avenue, use Commerce Street as your alternate route.
- Westbound: Travelers on westbound US 287 will be prohibited from making a left turn from US 287 onto westbound West 120th Avenue. Westbound travelers can access West 120th Avenue Local by using Nickel Street to Commerce Street.
During this time, local access to businesses with the area will be provided.
October (2015) project activities on the 120th Avenue Connection included the continuation of utilities relocation (gas/electric/communications), continuation of excavation and earthwork (primarily west of the railroad near Colmans Way) and the completion of the project's scoped portion of the railroad shoo-fly to the existing railroad siding track area.
Work completed in November and December 2015 concentrated on the creation of a detour for the BNSF Railway at 120th Avenue (local), as well as the closure of Nickel Street between Commerce Street/Industrial Lane and U.S. 287 for the removal of the BNSF Railway siding tracks. This work allows crews to safely begin construction of the final phase of the 120th Avenue Connection/extension of SH 128.
A new railroad structure will be constructed and the tracks will be moved back to their current location when this phase of the project is completed approximately May 2018.