A six-month renovation has concluded, making it safer for pedestrians to cross the busy intersections on France Avenue. The project was completed in three phases: Hazelton Road to 70th Street, 70th Street to 66th Street, and 76th Street back to Hazelton Road. Each phase took approximately a month to complete. Construction focused on shortening the length of each crossing, adding a refuge island in the middle of longer crossings, and updating traffic signals with video cameras as well as repainting the lines on the pavement. “It will make a safer facility for both pedestrians and vehicles, as well as reduce confusion,” says city engineering director Chad Millner.
Safer Crossing on France Avenue
Improvements to France Avenue focus on safer pedestrian crossings.