A New Environment
Once infrastructure improvements are completed, the environment will have a different appearance. Many roadway projects involve adding additional lanes, which could mean a narrower space between traffic and your place of business. The new through lanes and/or turn lanes make for a safer roadway with less congestion. New traffic signals promote better traffic circulation.
New or updated pavement, sidewalks, street lights, traffic signals, pavement markings, and signing may also be part of the project. Driveways could be more or less steep once a roadway is tied back to the elevation of the property. Curbs, sidewalks, and associated landscaping could be at a higher or lower elevation. Removing trees and other landscaping may be necessary, as well as making changes to lights and signs.
Where possible, the City tries to mitigate these impacts and add aesthetic interest with new landscaping or architectural elements. All changes occur within City Codes and standards.
While you won't always see these changes after construction is complete, you'll recognize their benefits. New water mains bring added flow, pressure, and reliability to the system. New storm sewers and inlets increase the capacity and keep water moving during rain showers. New sanitary sewer lines ensure that our system can grow with the city and remain reliable.