120th Avenue Connection Final Phase
Starting Wednesday, February 24, the intersection of Upham Street and 119th Place will close to begin new roadway construction. Areas impacted include 119th Place at Vance, eastbound through the intersection of 119th Place and Upham Street. North/south boundaries include south of the intersection of Upham Street and 120th Avenue, through the intersection of Upham Street and 119th Place. Travelers should access the area via Teller Street on the eastern edge of the project and Vance Street to access Consolidated Hardwoods from the west. Posted signage and flaggers will guide travelers. Click here to view the flyer.
All work is weather dependent. This closure is anticipated to remain in effect until completion of 119th Avenue construction in late Spring 2016.
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.
November and December 2015 work on this project 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 will allow 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 in approximately May of 2018.