Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Highway 340 at Colonial Drive Project Update

Crews add the finishing touches to the soil nail wall on the south side of Colonial Drive. 

The road-widening project on Highway 340 at Colonial Drive to accommodate left-turn lanes, reached a significant milestone with the completion of the soil nail wall on the south side of the road last week.

However, the project will be delayed for approximately a month to allow utility crews to lower two gas lines that were found to be too shallow.

It's anticipated that the project will be completed in June 2020.

The road has been widened to allow for an auxiliary left turn lane for three separate intersections on to Highway 340.

The total project length is approximately ¼ mile. A portion of the widening encroached onto a significant cut slope requiring excavation and stabilization by constructing a soil nail wall about 300 feet in length and a maximum height of eight feet.

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