Status: Phase 1 complete. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to be completed in summer 2018.
This project undergrounds existing utilities and realigns Long Bridge Drive to make way for the upcoming Boundary Channel Interchange Project. The work will improve safety and mobility for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers throughout this area and improve access to and from Long Bridge Park.
The first phase of the Long Bridge Drive project will remove the four overhead utility poles along the south side of Long Bridge Drive, underground the utilities and provide necessary utility connections for the future Long Bridge Park and aquatic, health and fitness facility. Doing this work now will help reduce the amount of disruptions and impacts along Long Bridge Drive when construction begins on the roadway realignment, because the overhead utilities are located within the future realigned Long Bridge Drive.
The second phase will extend the reconstructed section of Long Bridge Drive (formerly Old Jefferson Davis Highway) to the Boundary Channel Drive/I-395 interchange. Long Bridge Drive will be realigned in order to tie into the future interchange at a less skewed and awkward angle. Improvements will include new sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping, bus stops and street lighting.
The $1.2 million utility undergrounding and $1.8 million roadway realignment are funded through regional grants as part of the Boundary Channel Interchange project.
For additional information about this project, visit the County's project page.