Will add traffic signal, turn lanes, multiuse trail

Starting Tuesday, July 29, Taylor Street from Ardmore Avenue east to Portage Boulevard will be closed to all traffic for the start of the Taylor and Ardmore intersection improvement project that will add turn lanes, a traffic signal and other improvements for this increasingly traveled location.

From Tuesday through approximately Aug. 15, drivers should use the marked detour of Freeman Street, Covington Road and Ardmore Avenue.

During this closure, Brooks Construction will construct left-turn lanes in all directions and an auxiliary right-turn lane on Taylor Street for westbound traffic. The new traffic signal will replace the current all-way stop at the Ardmore-Taylor intersection.

The improvement will add additional lanes to Ardmore, making it four lanes from the Covington Road intersection to Taylor. The City is also adding a multiuse trail on the west side of this section of Ardmore. Other improvements include new storm sewers, curbs and sidewalks.

This $1.25 million project, funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money, is scheduled to be complete in mid-November of this year. For any questions or concerns that may arise during construction, contact the City'€™s Traffic Engineering Department at 427-1172.

The widening of Ardmore from Taylor to Jefferson Boulevard is a separate project, currently scheduled for construction next year.