Lonnbladh Road is classified as a minor collector with a rural roadway section including no or minimal shoulders and open ditches adjacent to the road. The Lonnbladh Road Improvement project is a high-priority pedestrian safety project, because of its vehicular and pedestrian traffic and its substandard cross-section.
This project, which is ongoing, primarily consists of construction of curb and gutter and sidewalks on both sides of the existing roadway, and construction of a stormwater facility and storm drain system with closure of existing ditches.
Phase 1 of this project began at the existing concrete box culvert at the northeast ditch near Laurelwood Lane, and continues eastward to Olson Road. Construction on Phase 1 began in February 2013, and was completed in February 2014.
Phase two of the Lonnbladh Road Improvement Project began on July 29 and continues the sidewalks from phase one, which includes both sides on Lonnbladh Road from Laurelwood Lane to Capital Circle NE. During construction, which is currently underway, traffic has been reduced to one, westbound lane on Lonnbladh Road from Capital Circle NE to Greer Road. Weather permitting, the project should be completed by April 2016.