FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will receive $1.8M in federal grant funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to resurface South Wall Street from Park Street to Walnut Street.
In addition to resurfacing, the project will include a "Road Diet" reconfiguration to lower the potential for crashes and reduce vehicle speed. According to the Federal Highway Safety Administration, a road diet converts a four-lane roadway to a three-lane roadway consisting of two through lanes and a center two-way turn lane.
(Before and after example of a Road Diet. Source: FHWA)
Bi-directional bike lanes will also be added as part of the City of Carbondale’s Complete Streets commitment to calm traffic, improve safety, and recognize all transit modes as integral elements of the transportation system. Sidewalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian crossings will be rebuilt and brought to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
The anticipated start date for the project is the Summer of 2024.
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