The Summit Street Improvement Project design and engineering work is complete, and the construction contract is being advertised for bids through the end of this month.
Traffic safety and congestion projects don’t often generate the kind of buzz that a downtown revitalization project does but the more I look at the plans, the more convinced I am that when it’s all said and done — the Summit Street project will have the same sort of transformative impact on the University corridor as our downtown project had on the central business district.
The Summit Street project is big, complicated, and full of opportunities for frustrations so even though the start of the project is months away, the City and University have already started to roll out information flyers to help people understand what they’re in for and how to make the most of it during the 2-3 years of construction.
There’s no way to guarantee a frustration-free 2-3 years of construction but everybody is committed to keeping as much information in the hands of people that need to walk, bike and drive in this corridor so that they understand the best ways to keep stress levels as low as possible.
Here’s the first round of information flyers: