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Bonnie Brae South

Project Status

Improvements are being completed throughout the City in this multi-phase project. Crews are widening Bonnie Brae Street to a four-lane roadway from Roselawn Drive to just north of Vintage Boulevard; and at the Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture intersection, crews are installing a roundabout, completing drainage, water, and wastewater improvements.

Project Background

To accommodate mobility needs, Bonnie Brae Street is being expanded from a two-lane undivided road to a four-lane divided road. Phase 1 includes widening Bonnie Brae from Roselawn to Vintage, which is currently under construction and is expected to wrap up by fall 2019. Phase 2 of the project includes expanding Vintage Boulevard from two lanes to a four-lane undivided roadway from I35W to US 377 and will begin early December 2019.

Project Updates

November 6:  One lane in each direction is now open to traffic at the N. Bonnie Brae and Scripture Street roundabout. Motorists can now safely travel through the intersection in lanes north and southbound on Bonnie Brae Street and east and westbound on Scripture Street. Traffic control signage will remain in place, and the posted speed limits are displayed. Motorists are encouraged to be alert and use caution when traveling in the area. Final improvements, including lighting, sidewalk ramps, landscaping, and minor cleanup at the roundabout, are scheduled to be complete by the end of January 2020. Click here for additional resources and to learn more about roundabouts.
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November 1:  As a result of weather delays this week, asphalt paving has been postponed and is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 4 at the North Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street intersection. Motorists are reminded to refer to the current detour map and speed limit postings in the area. Message boards at each end of the project will alert motorists of the temporary closure and detour information.
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October 4: As progress continues at the N Bonnie Brae and Scripture Street intersection, the new southbound lanes are now being constructed. To allow the concrete delivery vehicles to safely access the area, N. Bonnie Brae Street at Scripture Street will be temporarily closed overnight beginning Thursday, October 10 at 1:00 am and reopened to traffic by 8:00 am Thursday morning. Businesses and property owners in the area are being notified of the temporary closure. Message boards at each end of the project will alert motorists of the temporary closure and detour information.
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September 26: The new northbound lanes have been constructed on N. Bonnie Brae Street at the Scripture Street intersection. Beginning Friday, September 27, traffic will switch to the newly constructed northbound lanes. The traffic switch puts both the northbound and southbound lanes on the northbound side of N. Bonnie Brae Street from Panhandle Street to Scripture Street. The construction zone speed limit is 15 mph. Motorists are encouraged to be alert and adhere to all posted construction signage when traveling in the area. Access will continued to be maintained to all businesses in the area.
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September 12: Crews successfully completed the initial concrete pour (see images below). The northbound and southbound temporary lanes are reopened to traffic on N. Bonnie Brae Street. Motorists are reminded to refer to the current detour map and speed limit postings in the area.  
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September 6: The new northbound lanes are now being constructed at the N. Bonnie Brae and Scripture Street intersection. To allow crews to safely pave the new northbound lanes, the intersection of Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street will be temporarily closed Wednesday, September 11 beginning at 5:00 a.m. and reopened to traffic by 7:00 p.m. the same day. Message boards at each end of the project will alert motorists of the temporary closure and detour information.
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August 30: Two lanes are now open to traffic at the N. Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street intersection. Motorists can now safely travel through the intersection in one lane in both the north and south directions on Bonnie Brae Street. As construction continues in the area, Scripture Street will remain temporarily closed (see detour map here). Motorists are reminded to use caution and adhere to all posted traffic control and speed limit signage. 
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 August 15: This week, crews continued with mass excavation, storm sewer and water main installations, and property abatements at the N. Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street intersection. Following the successful abatement and demolition of one property at the intersection, crews are now working on others adjacent to the intersection. Two recently installed water mains have successfully passed their tests and were put into service. In the coming week, crews will continue working extended hours and motorists are reminded to refer to the detour route as they travel in the area.
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July 25: The abatement procress for a property located at the N. Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street intersection began and is scheduled to be complete next week. To ensure the safety of crew members and motorists, the modified detour route will continue to be in place during this time. Once the abatement and removal process is complete, crews will begin to shape the new configuration of the roadway. 
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July 19: This week, crews continued working extended hours on sewer and water line installations, requiring a slight modification to the detour route. Next week, crews are scheduled to test the newly installed sewer line, complete another phase of storm drain construction, and utility and gas relocations. After successful tests of the sewer line are completed, the original detour route will be accessible.
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July 12: With asphalt milling, removal of curbs, gutters, and trees being completed, and utility line relocations advancing, crews are progressing at the intersection of Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street. During the next phase of construction, a new sewer line will be installed that will require a slight modification to the original detour route. Weather permitting, Old Bonnie Brae Street will be temporarily closed Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 26. The new detour route provides an alternate route for motorists in the area during this time. Once the sewer line has been installed, Old Bonnie Brae Street will reopen to traffic.
 
To reduce impacts on traffic and prolonged road closure schedules, crews have extended working hours during the weekdays and some weekends. As a result of the extended working hours, the roundabout is expected to continue as scheduled and open to traffic by the end of August.
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June 26: Crews completed phase 1 of milling the asphalt on Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street, and continued removing all concrete curb and gutter driveways and sidewalks. To prepare for the upcoming phase of construction to install the subgrade, stakes are now placed at the north end of Bonnie Brae Street.
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June 19: Beginning, Thursday, June 20, crews will begin milling the asphalt and removing curbs at the intersection of N. Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street. To ensure our crews, residents, and community members remain safe, barricades are in place to block traffic and pedestrian access through the construction area. Motorists are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the detour routes to minimize potential impacts on travel schedules and commutes throughout the City, and reminded to not remove or drive around the construction barricades. This creates a dangerous situation for all drivers on the road in the area. We thank you for your patience and will provide continued updates as the project progresses.
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June 17: Construction progresses this week as crews will be removing trees in the area, milling off asphalt on the roadway, and continuing utility work to prepare for the next phase of improvements. Motorists are reminded to use caution in the area and adhere to all posted construction signage. Detour information is provided here.
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June 13: The intersection of Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street is now temporarily closed to allow crews to safely complete construction. Motorists are reminded to use caution in the area and adhere to all posted construction signage. Detour information is provided here.
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June 12: Due to unforeseen delays, the closure date for the Bonnie Brae and Scripture Street intersection has been temporarily postponed. Crews will be continuing utility line relocations and placing detour signage to prepare for the upcoming closure. Motorists are reminded to use caution in the area and adhere to all posted construction signage. Once barricades have been set in place, the intersection will be closed to traffic and updates will be provided. Motorists are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the provided detour route map to prepare for the temporary closure.
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June 10: Utility relocations will continue this week as crews prepare for street construction to begin. Please use caution when traveling in the area and adhere to all posted construction signage. Refer to the detour map located under project information for alternate routes during the temporary street closure.
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May 20: The Wastewater Department recently completed a new sewer line installation and water improvements on Bonnie Brae Street from University Drive to Scripture Street. 

A public meeting is will be held regarding the upcoming construction phase for the Bonnie Brae project at N. Bonnie Brae and Scripture Street. The meeting will provide residents and property owners the opportunity to learn more about the:
  • Overall Bonnie Brae Capital Improvement project,
  • Upcoming phase of construction that will require a temporary full road closure of N. Bonnie Brae Street at the intersection of Scripture Street beginning Monday, June 10 for approximately 12 weeks to allow crews to safely complete construction
  • Detour routes in place during the temporary closure
  • Resulting improvements of construction to traffic safety, congestions relief, and increased road capacity.
For more information, view the public information notice here.