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Bluff and Gentile Road Project

1000W Bluff Exhibit

General Information - Road construction has begun at the Bluff Road and Gentile Street intersection. The construction area stretches along Gentile Street from the city border (~500 West) to the east border of Stillwater subdivision (~1000 West). It also extends along Bluff Street from Gentile Street to 1000 West. When the project is complete, there will be a roundabout at the Bluff and Gentile intersection.

This project will improve functionality, capacity, mobility, and safety for vehicles and pedestrians. The restricted left turns will be eliminated; traffic flows will improve having yield signs instead of stop signs at the Bluff and Gentile intersection; Free flow right turns from Gentile to Bluff will remain as a dedicated right turn lane; Vehicles traveling straight along Bluff Road at the 1000 West intersection will no longer have interrupted stops waiting behind those who are turning left; all pedestrians will be able to safely access the trail system; A pedestrian crossing will be added at 1000 West allowing safe access across Bluff Road to the trail system; Additional street lamps will be placed at intersections to improve nighttime visibility for vehicles and pedestrians; Trails will be added along Bluff and Gentile making connections at 1000 West, the new roundabout, and along Gentile at the east end of Stillwater subdivision; and Sidewalks east of the new roundabout will be added on both the north and south sides of Gentile Street. The intersection at 1000 West and Bluff will be reconfigured so the end of 1000 West will curve slightly making a perpendicular intersection on Bluff Road. This will improve visibility for vehicles and bring the intersection to current safety standards.

Traffic will be restricted throughout the construction period (March – November). A road closure is expected during a large portion of the project schedule that may begin as early as this April. Drivers must avoid this area during construction. 2700 South will remain open for detours during this project. Individual properties immediately inside the project area will still have access but may be temporarily interrupted on occasion. For those who are interested in project updates, including road closure notifications and general project status, please sign up for Notify Me on the city website syracuseut.gov.

Project Update

  • Beginning Monday April 6th a portion of Gentile Street  will be closed between Still Water Subdivision and the intersection at Bluff Road. This closure will affect all vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles and will remain closed until school resumes on campuses.
  • Traffic delays will occur on Bluff Road. Please watch for flaggers.
  • Crews will continue to work on the drain and irrigation pipes.

Please use caution driving through the project site and slow down to keep everyone safe.

In order to comply with restricting public gatherings due to Covid 19 the Project Information  Open House meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday March 31, 2020 has been cancelled.   

2020 Road Improvement Project

2000 West (1700 South to 2700 South)   Construction will begin in April on 2000 West starting near Maverick and heading south. Road closures will be phased in three segments to reduce traffic interruptions. The first segment is between Antelope Drive and 1900 South. The second segment will be between 1900 South to 2175 South. The third segment is between 2175 South and 2700 South. Watch for construction signs and detours in order to navigate around. It is anticipated that this road will be re-paved by August.

Trees

Trees provide shade and appeal, but require proper maintenance to remain healthy. In order to protect trees that extend over the sidewalks and roadways from being damaged by vehicles and pedestrians, trees must be pruned to allow a clearance of seven feet over a sidewalk and eleven feet over a street.