The J Morgan Boulevard Reconstruction Project is set to begin Monday, April 3. The first two weeks will consist of setting up traffic control, tree trimming and saw cutting along the gutter, followed by removal and replacement of curb and gutter. Traffic pattern changes are anticipated to begin around the third week of April.
About This Project
The concrete of J Morgan Boulevard is 30-plus years old and has exceeded its useful life span. Therefore, the current surface is being removed and replaced with a 12-inch aggregate base course and 7-inch hot mix asphalt roadway.
This project will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will involve realigning traffic to the south side of J Morgan Boulevard. This switch is slated occur on April 17, weather permitting. The traffic will travel on the south side of the median at the Parker Road intersection. During this initial phase, the sidewalk gap on the north side of J Morgan at the approach to Parker Road will be completed. To accommodate pedestrian movements east and west across Parker Road, the contractor will also be placing hot mix asphalt in the medians so that the crosswalks are continuous. Phase 2 will mirror the first phase with the traffic being realigned to the north side. Once both sides of the roadway have been reconstructed, a final two-inch lift of hot mix asphalt will be paved followed by pavement marking.
Completion of this project is planned for late summer 2017. This is part of the annual Townwide Roadway Reconstruction Project that will also include replacement of a parking lot at the Town Hall campus located on the east end of Mainstreet in downtown Parker. Past reconstruction projects included the Mainstreet reconstruction efforts in 2015 (westbound lanes) and 2016 (eastbound lanes).
Updates on this project and other Town capital improvement projects can be found online at www.ParkerOnline.org/CIPUpdate.
If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact the Town of Parker Engineering Department at 303.840.9546.