IMPORTANT UPDATE - Business 50 West Resurfacing & Bicycle/Pedestrian/ADA Safety Enhancements
JUNE 14, 2021 UPDATE -
Work is complete on the overlay, school safety improvements, and the addition of Bike/Ped Lanes along Bus. 50 W.
Please note that there is NO PARKING AT ANY TIME in the new bike ped lanes.
If you live along Bus. 50 west, do not put your trash containers on the pavement. Allied Waste has agreed to empty your container if it is sitting on your property just off the bike/ped lane.
If you are driving, please observe the 35 mph speed limit at all times and the school zone speed limit of 20 mph from 7 - 9 am and 3-5 pm on weekdays.
DRIVERS - Please watch out for bicyclists, walkers, joggers, dog walkers and any non-drivers along the roadway.
NON-DRIVERS - If you are using the bike/ped lanes, watch out for vehicles, especially at intersections and driveways.
Persons using the bike/ped lanes may park at City Hall on the East end or Clarose on the west end. No overnight parking or commercial truck parking.
If you are walking your dog(s), please clean up after them.
Thanks to Modot and the Federal Highway Administration and Cole County for chipping in financially to help St Martins make these improvements possible.
Thank YOU for your help in making these improvements a valuable resource for area residents and a safer place to walk, bike or drive.s
APACHE FLATS TO ST. MARTINS IMPROVEMENTS - Improvements are currently underway to complete phase II of the Cole County project to replace Bus. 50 from Apache Flats to connect to our improvements. A Greenway will be added to the south side of the improvements. When complete, non-drivers will have a 3.4 miles stretch from Country Club to Carel Road that has continuous sidewalks, a greenway, or bike/ped lanes on which to safely walk, bike, or use other mobility equipment such as a motorized wheelchair.
The intersection at Bus. 50 and Routes T/D is being upgraded to include new ADA safety upgrades.
According to the terms of the contract, work must be completed on the intersection before school starts in August. The entire project is scheduled to be completed before Christmas of 2021.
The St. Martins project was completed with funds from St. Martins one cent sales tax, Cole County's half-cent Capital Improvements sales tax and Modot Transportation Alternatives grant funding. The Cole County project is being paid for with funds from the Cole County Capital Improvements half-cent sales tax.