Mayor Linda Gorton announced that a portion of Clays Mill Road will close to through traffic beginning Sunday, May 23. The closure is part of the ongoing work to widen and improve Clays Mill Road.
“We are excited to focus our energy on the completion of this large section of Clays Mill Road,” Gorton said. “This is a huge infrastructure improvement project to widen and improve Clays Mill, while preserving its fundamental character as a neighborhood artery.”
Clays Mill Road, between Stratford Drive and Pasadena Drive, will be restricted from May 23 through August 10. Traffic detours will lead onto Harrodsburg Road, via Lane Allen Road and Pasadena Drive.
“With three schools on this section of Clays Mill Road, our primary concern was the safety of the kids getting to and from school,” said 10th District Councilmember Amanda Mays Bledsoe. “While this will be an inconvenience to those using this corridor, we’re hopeful the short-term closure will allow our contractor to complete the work with the least amount of disruption to the neighborhood.”
Eleventh District Councilmember Jennifer Reynolds said, “While this closure will be inconvenient for many for a few months, we believe that it will cause less overall disruption to the area as a whole for a shorter amount of time and let the contractor finish the project without affecting commuters to nearby schools and churches. We ask for the public’s patience during this project.”
Work on widening Clays Mill Road began in 2011. The final phase, from Waco to Harrodsburg Road, is expected to be completed by December 2022.
The improvements include:
- Widening Clays Mill Road from two lanes to three
- New curbs, gutters and sidewalks
- New stormwater collection system with water quality units
- New bike lanes in both directions, stretching the entire length of the project
- Upgraded traffic signals at Pasadena, Hill N Dale and Rosemont Garden at Lane Allen
- Planting over 250 trees
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