CARMEL - School may be starting and swimming pools may be drained soon, but in the world of road construction, summer is still on the calendar! Over the next few weeks, there will be several changes happening across the city of note that might change your daily driving routine. So please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new traffic patterns. These new detours, combined with the beginning of the school year, may cause you some unanticipated delays. Carmel continues its goal to improve our local transportation system with better roads, safer intersections, more efficient traffic flow and additional measures to increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
116th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway
This roundabout is scheduled open on time on or before Aug. 19, weather permitting.
Carmel Drive and Guilford Road
This roundabout is scheduled open on time on or before Sept. 2, weather permitting.
Spring Mill Road reconstruction
Work continues on this reconstruction and utility project. Spring Mill, south of 106th Street is expected to open by the end of August; Spring Mill north of 116th Street (to Williams Creek) is expected to open by the end of the August; work will continue and the road will remain closed on Spring Mill between 106th and 116th Streets through October, weather permitting.
126th Street and Gray Road
This intersection is scheduled to close on or after Aug. 21 for construction of a new roundabout. This project should take 60 days to complete, weather permitting.
City Center Drive and Guilford Road
This intersection is scheduled to close on or after Sept. 5 for construction of a new roundabout. This project should take 45 days to complete, weather permitting.
4th Street and Range Line Road
The roundabout project at this intersection is scheduled to get underway on or after Aug. 14. It will begin with a closure of 4th Street SE between Range Line Road and 1st Avenue SE on Aug. 14, along with occasional lane restrictions on Range Line Road for the first week. About a week later, Range Line Road will be closed to all north-south traffic on or after Aug. 21. This project is expected to take 45 days to complete.
River Road south of 146th Street
River Road will be closed between 146th Street and Community Drive on or after Aug. 21 for a reconstruction project expected to last until Thanksgiving. The project will include a new 2-lane boulevard and a new roundabout at Cherry Creek Blvd. During the closure, the detour will be Community Drive to 146th Street.
136th Street and Gray Road
Due to additional utility delays, this intersection will remain closed for construction.