US-11 Roadway Improvements
The purpose of this project is to resurface and add lanes to the roadway to accommodate the ongoing industrial development in the area. The project will also improve traffic flow and enhance safety.
The project will extend from Daimler Benz Boulevard to US-11 at the Highway 5 intersection (approximately seven miles). Significant growth in industry over the last 25 years has transformed the US-11 corridor from Daimler Benz Blvd to Highway 5 into one of the most traveled roadways in the region.
Traffic volume grew by 4.6 percent from 2014-2016, an uptick from 1.2 percent from the previous years. This corridor on US-11 already has the highest truck percentages in the state. These numbers will only increase with the expansion of existing manufacturing plants and the addition of new industries. Therefore, it is important that we make take the necessary steps to support the growing population. Construction will likely begin sometime in 2020 and will take 2.5 to 3 years to complete.
A public involvement meeting was held Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Vance Elementary School.