Temporary Changes to Nicholas Parkway Traffic Patterns Begin July 18
The City’s Nicholas Parkway West Access Management and Watermain Improvements project has entered the construction phase and temporary changes to traffic patterns will be necessary beginning Sunday, July 18.
The project area is Nicholas Parkway from Pine Island Road to Santa Barbara Boulevard and the purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic flow. The project will include the replacement of the existing watermain, drainage upgrades and swale work, improved payment markings, pavement reconstruction, and resurfacing.
Changes that may impact motorists will include, but not be limited to:
- Nicholas Parkway currently has two lanes in both the northbound and southbound directions. Both southbound lanes will be closed, and southbound traffic will be shifted so that two-way traffic will use the northbound lanes. The shift is scheduled to occur the night of Sunday, July 18.
- Lane closures are expected at the intersection of Nicholas Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard in mid-to-late August.
- The access management portion of the project involves closing some of the current median openings on Nicholas Parkway, adding left-turn lanes at the remaining median openings, and installing curb and gutter adjacent to the medians along the length of the project. Through the access management process, the goal is to reduce the potential vehicle conflict points.