Urban Roads Committee Recommends Six Projects

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Butner Road Project Scope Reduced
UPDATED: 06/03/2014
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division

Update (6/3/14)

At its March meeting, the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee heard an update on the Butner Road project. Staff recommended that the project move forward with a reduced scope. The committee voted unanimously in favor of proceeding with the portion of Butner Road from 126th Avenue to Huntington.

Follow progress on the design and construction of these projects on the 2014 Minor Betterment & URMD Safety Projects page.


Update (2/5/14)

The safety improvement project planned for Butner Road from Cedar Hills to Murray has been canceled. As the design process progressed it became evident to engineers that environmental and drainage requirements will make the project cost prohibitive. The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee heard an update on the status of this and other safety improvement projects funded for 2013-2014 at its January meeting. Based on the project manager's report, the committee voted unanimously in favor of canceling the Butner project. Design of the other projects funded for 2013-2014 is continuing, with construction expected this summer. Funds allocated for the Butner project will be carried forward to future safety improvement projects.


Original release (1/15/13)

At its December 19 meeting, the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee recommended six safety improvement projects for funding in fiscal year 2013-2014.

The projects recommended by the committee are:

The committee selected from Minor Betterment Program candidates that were eligible for safety improvement funding through the Urban Road Maintenance District.

After review by Land Use and Transportation staff, the URMD Safety Improvement projects recommended for funding will be included in the 2013-2014 Annual Road Maintenance Program presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval in June.

Related: URMD Safety Improvement Projects


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