Council Preview: Woodbury Drive Expansion Approval on the Docket
The council is set to vote on several measures that would move the project forward at Wednesday night’s meeting.
More lanes. Roundabouts. Trails. Pedestrian safety. Every foot counts.
Officials have held several meetings and engaged in plenty of discussion about the Woodbury Drive expansion project, which will expand the roadway from two lanes to four from Park Crossing south to Saint Ambrose of Woodbury. Roundabouts are planned for the Lake and Bailey road intersections.
The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday is expected vote on moving ahead with the $13.3 million project. (The city’s portion of the cost is about $3.5 million.)
Specifically, council members will vote on three resolutions:
- approving the preliminary report, authorizing plans and specifications, setting an Aug. 8 public hearing and acquiring easements where necessary;
- approving the reconstruction plans; and
- approving a cooperative construction agreement with Washington County, the lead agency on the project.
The expansion project is meant to meet the 20-year traffic needs of the area, but the planned work has faced challenges because of the narrow right-of-way along that section of County 19.
Residents have questioned access at Antrim Road, whether paths are needed on both sides of the road and the impact on nearby homeowners, along with how the roundabouts will function and
The council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at City Hall.
More Coverage of the Project
In other action, the council is set to:
- adjourn to a workshop session regarding the planned reconstruction of Radio Drive from Bailey Road to Hargis Parkway.
- proclaim June 10-16, 2012, Jim Lacina Remembrance Week in Woodbury.
- proclaim June 2012 as Relay for Life Month in Woodbury.
- approve the site and building plan for Becker Furniture World.