ALEXANDRIA, VA — A portion of Commonwealth Avenue in the Rosemont area is scheduled to be repaved in 2021, and the city is seeking feedback on improvements that could go along with it.
The city’s Transportation & Environmental Services Department presented draft design plans for the Commonwealth Avenue Complete Streets Project with improvements aimed at better accommodating all roadway users. The improvements would apply on portions of the road between Braddock Road and King Street.
A draft map of the potential improvements shows new high visibility pedestrian crossings are being considered at various intersections along Commonwealth Avenue, as well as traffic-calming measures. Another improvement shown in the design plans is the replacement of curb ramps with ADA-compliant ones. Residents can view the draft design proposal with detailed images of different intersections.
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Three towns are finally seeing improvements long promised to the Irvington Avenue corridor that traverses South Orange, Maplewood, and Newark.
Essex County has begun construction “to modernize Irvington Avenue,” the County said in a statement. Essex County will be updating crosswalks, curbs, lighting and trash receptacles along Irvington Avenue.
The plan was presented to the public a year ago, and it was originally scheduled to have been completed this past spring.
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South Orange’s website lists that their streets affected are the following:
Tichenor Avenue and Riggs Place
Fairview Avenue and W. Fairview Avenue
College Place and Waverly Place
The list of streets affected in Maplewood and Newark were not immediately available.
The Iowa Department of Transportation plans a record-busting $806 million in statewide road and bridge projects this construction season. (Photo: William Petroski/The Register)
Polk County’s plan to reconstruct a portion of Broadway Avenue just got a $25 million boost from the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the grant, earmarked for the Broadway Avenue Multi-modal Improvements project, as part of a $1 billion investment from the Trump administration to improve infrastructure through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.
The BUILD grant will cover over half of the projected $40 million cost of the Broadway project.
“A federal grant like that … relieves the burden on the local governments to help pay for that,” said MPO executive director Todd Ashby. “It certainly helps speed the timeline of completing the project.”
According to local officials, the project, which focuses on a 5.2-mile stretch