As we near the final phases of construction on Alma Drive, progress continues with landscaping restoration and lane openings south of McDermott.The most difficult part of the project, building the right-turn lanes at the McDermott/Alma intersection, has been slow-going. This is due to relocation of utility lines (fiber, cable, electric) in order to complete the paving process. Significant rainfall has resulted in delays as well. Engineering staff continue to work with the utility companies on line relocations in order to complete construction.Most of the construction will be complete by mid-summer as projected. Traffic flow in the intersection will be improved once the new left turn lanes open within the next 4-6 weeks. Work to complete the right-turn lanes will continue into summer.
Starting Wednesday, June 5, all lanes of southbound Alma north of McDermott will open.