Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Completion of Industrial Boulevard Project
The City of Abilene is happy to mark the completion of the Industrial Boulevard reconstruction project on Thursday, January 17th, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to meet near Bike Town, located at 1789 Industrial Boulevard, to help celebrate the work done during an official ribbon cutting with the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Red Coats.
The Industrial Boulevard reconstruction project is part of the third and final phase of street work for the 2015 bond election. Within that voter-approved, $80.69 million initiative, $45,975,000 was dedicated to street repair and improvement. The Industrial Boulevard project included reconstruction of roadway from Winters Freeway to Maple Street, and included the installation of traffic signals at the Industrial and Maple intersection. In total, this project finished under its estimated budget. The reconstruction of Industrial Boulevard allows the City to better serve the estimated 5,500 drivers traveling down that roadway on a daily basis. This, coupled with the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Industrial and Maple, will improve safety and traffic flow for the combined 8,000 vehicles moving through the area every day.
The traffic signals installed at Industrial and Maple also use the most advanced technology available, allowing the City to monitor and manage the intersection in real-time. The new signals can even detect when a driver is increasing speed through a yellow light, and adjust signal timing to avoid a red-light crash.