October 16, 2017 - Traffic delays are expected this afternoon, as crews switch traffic from the inside to the outside lanes on Coldwater Road between Essex Drive and Washington Center Road. The move will allow crews to begin work on the inside traffic lane improvements. Motorists should allow additional time for travel or may want to take an alternate route.
The Coldwater improvement project is replacing the road surface, enhancing safety for pedestrians and motorists, improving storm drainage and adding to the area aesthetics, with trees and landscaping.
For motorists, the improvements include new left turn lanes with better lines-of-sight for drivers. Pedestrian features include the addition of crosswalk safety signals at four intersections and refuge islands at the midpoint of these crossings. Trees will adorn the median and new gutter lines, along with additional green space, will assist with stormwater management.
Approximately 27,000 vehicles use Coldwater Road daily.