Updated Oct 2018

ADOT has received funding for this project; the city will contribute 50 percent of total funding. The city has begun working with adjacent property owners to address parking and access needs. Design will begin in FY2019 with construction expected to begin in FY2021. ADOT is the lead agency for this project.

This project improves traffic movement by allowing a portion of traffic to bypass fully entering the Y roundabout by adding curb-separated right-turn lanes for vehicles headed to southbound 179 and northbound 89A. With no traffic it takes 12 minutes to travel from Bell Rock Blvd to the Y. In severe congestion it takes 36 minutes. This level of severe congestion occurred on six days between February 1 and June 4, 2017. With this strategy, a severely congested trip would be reduced from 36 minutes to 24 minutes.

Estimated cost is $2.7 million.

Illustration of SR89A & 179 bypass lanes