Kingshighway Signalization Improvement

Project Description

This section of Kingshighway has had some of the highest traffic accident rates in the City. This project will improve traffic flow and safety along Kingshighway from Watson Street to Elm Street by changing this corridor to a 3-lane section, known as a road diet. Studies have shown that road diets, when complete, do not add to congestion and actually result in a 20 - 45% reduction in collisions. The project also includes upgrading and interconnecting signals. Fully ADA compliant sidewalks will also be achieved throughout the corridor.

Project Location

Kingshighway Road between First Capitol, Watson Street to Elm Street

Contact Information

Jon Swagman
Project Manager

Current Project Activities

  • New pavement was completed on August 8, 2016
  • Lane striping was complete the week of August 15, 2016
  • Crews improved the traffic signals at Elm and Kingshighway in late October
  • Asphalt work began the week of July 25, 2016
  • Sidwalks and ramps between Madison and Jefferson are complete
  • All right-of-way properties have been acquired
  • Construction started on April 4, 2016 with substantial completion in winter 2016
  • Pavement repairs have been made between Watson and Sibley
  • Pavement widening has begun at Jefferson
  • Completed pouring curbs and entrances (south side) the week of April 18, 2016
  • Completed signal work at Jefferson / Watson the week of April 18, 2016
  • Began working on retaining wall at Watson the week of April 25, 2016
  • Began working on Sibley storm sewers the week of April 25, 2016
  • Retaining wall construction was completed the week of May 23, 2016

Project Timeline

kingshighway timeline

Project Progress

kingshighway progress

Project Budget

Kingshwy Signalization Project Budget
This project made possible through Federal, Country Road Board, and Gaming funds.

Project Risks

Kingshighway Signalization Improvement Project Risks

If you have any questions regarding the project risks, please contact the project manager at the Public Works office, 636-949-3237.