Hillsdale Extended Construction Update #11 – November 2017
Fielder’s Choice Enterprises, Inc. has projected an updated roadway opening date of mid-December 2017 to overcome typical construction obstacles. Final inspections and remediation work is expected to be completed through the end of December 2017 to ensure the public receives a high quality piece of public infrastructure. Future Traffic Alerts will announce more concrete dates of openings and traffic changes.
Hillsdale Drive between Whole Foods and Seminole Square received its final layer of asphalt last week, final striping is scheduled for tomorrow & Saturday and punch list items are being addressed. The signal at Hillsdale Drive and Seminole Court was activated on October 23rd with travel along Seminole Court flashing red (come to a complete stop) and travel along Hillsdale Drive flashing yellow (proceed with caution). Signal work is scheduled to continue through the next two weeks with inspections to begin soon after. In the coming weeks, the new entrances to the northern wing of Seminole Square will be opened on the fourth leg of the Hillsdale Drive/Seminole Square signal. Bridge work is being completed – concrete finish work, staining, sealing and grooving the deck. Fencing will be installed along the Pepsi Bottling Plant and United States Postal Service parcel. The Shared Use Path from Greenbrier Drive to the bridge will be paved in the next two week – and the street in this section is scheduled for paving right after. Sidewalk will be completed as well as landscaping in this area. The Greenbrier Drive/Hillsdale Drive intersection will be constructed in its final configuration 2 way stop condition on Greenbrier Drive and the stormwater basin will be graded with a clay liner & landscaping installed around the edge. Please see below for current and future work activities.
Project Work Activities
Work in Process
Striping and final signage installed on Hillsdale Drive between Seminole Court and Whole Foods. Punch list items being addressed and will be re-inspected.
Cut and patch pavement around median on Hillsdale Drive between Whole Foods and former K-mart/Gold’s Gym
Inspection of all roadway and pedestrian lighting for corridor
Inspection of all storm water pipes and inlets along corridor
Signal installation work at Seminole Court/Hillsdale Drive – includes programing signal timings, cutting mast arms, testing and inspections.
Bridge preparation for final finish work
Construction of the Shared Use Path and sidewalk from Greenbrier Drive to the bridge
Upcoming Work (now-December 2017)
Hillsdale Drive and Seminole Court signal finalized with green/yellow/red phases enacted. Opening new entrances to the northern wing of Seminole Square as fourth leg of the Hillsdale Drive/Seminole Square signal as an interim measure.
Constructing directional island on Seminole Square (west of Hillsdale) and within entrance across from Homewood Suites
Bridge work – concrete finish work, staining, sealing and grooving the deck
Completing retaining walls in front of United States Post Office & the Laurels
Installing fence along the Pepsi Bottling Plant and United States Postal Service parcel
Completing the shared use path and sidewalks from Greenbrier Drive to the bridge
Paving from Greenbrier Drive to the bridge
Establish new bus stops along Hillsdale Drive near Greenbrier Drive
Completing Greenbrier Drive/Hillsdale Drive intersection to create 2 way stop condition on Greenbrier Drive
Finish undercutting stormwater basin, installing clay liner & landscaping (around the edge)
Existing Storm Water Basin (north of Greenbrier Drive)
·The new section of Hillsdale Drive north of Greenbrier Drive is currently under traffic and the old section of Hillsdale Drive north of Greenbrier Drive has been removed for the relocated stormwater basin. Grading has been completed, however, additional undercutting of material is needed before a clay liner may be installed. Fencing will be installed within the basin to prevent geese from accessing basin, landscaping will be planted along the edge and several benches installed to complete the transformation.
Greenbrier/Pepsi Place/Hillsdale Drive Intersection
Construction of new intersection at Hillsdale Drive/Greenbrier Drive, with stop signs on Greenbrier Drive, is underway. Currently, the intersection is a four way stop. In the final condition, only Greenbrier Drive will have stop signs and Hillsdale Drive will be free flow. A new permanent speed limit of 25 mph was established on Hillsdale Drive between Greenbrier Drive and Branchlands Boulevard.
Obey traffic controls and expect minor delays with flagging operations within the project area.
Please remain alert for the following activities that will disrupt traffic:
·Changing the signal at Seminole Court/Hillsdale Drive from travel along Seminole Court flashing red (come to a complete stop) and travel along Hillsdale Drive flashing yellow (proceed with caution) to green/yellow/red phases
·Constructing directional island within Seminole Court (west of Hillsdale)
·Paving between bridge and Greenbrier Drive (scheduled to begin late this week)
·Erection of final configuration of Hillsdale Drive/Greenbrier Drive intersection with 2 way stop condition on Greenbrier Drive (currently 4 way stop)
Traffic Alerts will be issued as these activities are scheduled. Signs will also be erected to notify motorists.
The project will be constructing the following improvements:
Two-lane road with dedicated turn lanes to connect Hydraulic Road with the current southern terminus of Hillsdale Drive at Greenbrier Drive;
Shared-use path on the east side of the road and a sidewalk on the west side, south of Greenbrier Drive;
Bike lanes north of Greenbrier Drive and sharrows south of Greenbrier Drive;
Signal at Seminole Court/Hillsdale Drive intersection;
Roundabout at existing Line Drive/Zan Road intersection;
Reconstruction and relocation of existing stormwater basin at Greenbrier Drive with native plantings (to be completed in Spring 2017);
Bridge between Pepsi Bottling Plant, Post Office and Seminole Shopping Center;
Landscaping with 86 Shade trees; &
For more information about the Hillsdale Drive Extended project check http://www.hillsdaledrive.org/.