On Monday, April 8, 2013, at about 7 a.m., work crews will begin modifying the intersection of Cherry Avenue/Cherrybell Stravenue and 22nd Street. Crews will be removing the existing traffic signals to accommodate planned detours along 22nd Street.

When the intersection work begins, left turns from Cherry Avenue/Cherrybell Stravenue to 22nd Street will be prohibited, as will through travel on Cherry Avenue/Cherrybell Stravenue at 22nd Street. These travel restrictions will be permanent.

Right turns will be allowed at all approaches on 22nd Street and Cherry Avenue/Cherrybell Stravenue. Left turns from eastbound 22nd Street to northbound Cherry Avenue will be prohibited. Left turns from westbound 22nd Street to southbound Cherrybell Stravenue will be allowed. These travel restrictions will be permanent.

Drivers are advised to use 23rd Street, Silverlake Road, Warehouse Avenue, Cherry Avenue, 18th Street, and Park Avenue to get to their destinations from the immediate area. Please see the attached map for alternate routes.

This work is part of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)-funded Kino Boulevard and 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project.

The project consists of reconstructing the intersection of Kino Parkway and 22nd Street by elevating Kino Parkway over 22nd Street to provide two continuous through lanes of traffic in each direction. On and off ramps will have one left turn and one right turn lane for drivers wishing to enter and exit Kino Parkway. 22nd Street will be widened to provide three through lanes in each direction, exclusive right turn lanes, and dual left turn lanes. Both roads will have bike lanes and a landscaped center median separating the traffic lanes.

The contractor is the Ashton Company. The project began in October 2012 and should be completed by August 2014. The project construction cost is $23.7 million.

The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com. The RTA has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and tribal governments. While funded through the RTA, the above projects will be managed by TDOT.

Alternate Routes Map