With the increased commercial development of the area, traffic volumes have grown to the point where this intersection has developed the need for improved lighting and traffic control. The preferred choice for efficient and safe movement of traffic using this intersection was determined to be a Round-About Traffic Circle.
During construction, traffic will be maintained allowing for both north and south bound lanes of travel. The intersection improvements will be constructed one half at a time.
During the initial phase, work will commence on the east half portion of the intersection, with Hawthorne Blvd. being closed at Simpson Drive. Those wishing to access businesses in the area will need to follow Cooper Blvd. to Hawthorne Blvd. to Simpson Drive or access from the Walmart outer road on the west end of their parking lot.
Once the first phase is complete, traffic will be diverted onto the new section and the westerly half of the project will be constructed.