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Thomas Drive Resurfacing Project

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Thomas Drive Resurfacing Project

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Contractors representing the Bay County public works department will begin work Monday, Jan. 13 to resurface a 3.1-mile section of Thomas Drive, between Bristol Street and Joan Avenue.

In addition to milling and resurfacing the pavement, the work will include:

  • Improving the drainage system
  • Widening bicycle lanes to six-feet.
  • Adding new mid-block pedestrian crossings, along with relocating and/or improving existing cross walks.
  • Updating pavement markings to improve pedestrian safety.
  • Designing/constructing new trolley stop pull-off areas.
  • Paving the parking lot at Rick Seltzer Park.
  • The $8.1 million project is funded by the county’s half-cent infrastructure surtax that was approved by voters in 2016.

The work is estimated for completion in mid-2020.

Construction procedures and impacts

Construction work will take place primarily during daytime hours. The contractor will, at times,close one-half of Thomas Drive an implement two-way traffic (one lane in each direction) on the remaining half of the roadway. Side street intersections may also be closed.


Drivers and bicyclists should expect temporary detours, lane shifts, and the potential for increased congestion during the project. Pedestrians may encounter sidewalk closures. Nearby residential and commercial properties may notice increased noise and dust from the construction activities, along with an increase in construction vehicle and equipment traffic.


Drivers should be alert for construction workers, vehicles, and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.


Staying informed

Stakeholders may contact the project team by telephone, (850) 724-3992; or by e-mail, info@ThomasDr.com.

To receive mobile text alerts, stakeholders can text the key word “ThomasDR” to 888-777.

Staying informed

 

Stakeholders may contact the project team by telephone, (850) 724-3992; or by e-mail, info@ThomasDr.com.


To receive mobile text alerts, stakeholders can text the key word “ThomasDR” to 888-777.

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