Kasold Drive, from 6th Street to Bob Billings Parkway, is a critical link in the City’s transportation infrastructure.  The existing pavement and base are failing and some areas are unsafe (ie. curb & sidewalks are missing, broken).  The corridor requires full replacement.

Since early 2015 the City has been working with CFS Engineers to prepare a concept study by performing the following tasks:

  • Collecting traffic counts
  • Surveying the corridor and utilities
  • Preparing preliminary cost estimates and design concepts
  • Holding public meetings
  • Presenting options to city commission and receiving direction before proceeding to design phase

 

 

Construction of the project is anticipated in 2016-2017


Many different options were considered, including:

  • 5 lane section
  • 3 lane section
  • Mountable median
  • Full center turn lanes
  • Median with center turn lanes
  • Bike lanes
  • Buffered bike lanes
  • Sidewalk
  • Shared use path
  • Traffic signal
  • Single lane roundabout
  • Double lane roundabout
  • Stop sign
  • Restricted turns
  • Pedestrian beacon
  • Non-controlled intersections
  • No improvements

The following options were modeled and evaluated:  

Typical Street Reconstruction Option -

Maintaining the five-lane section along Kasold

Traffic signal at intersection of Harvard and Kasold

Complete Streets Option -

Lane reconfiguration, from five to three lanes along Kasold, from 14th Street to 8th Street

Roundabout at intersection of Harvard and Kasold

In accordance with City’s 2012 Complete Streets Policy:

Both options include:

Median with center left turn lanes when necessary

Designated bike lanes on both sides

Sidewalk

Shared use path

Wide enough to ensure:

Emergency access

Postal access

Garbage/recycling access

Street cleaning services  

8th & Kasold -

Various options were considered, including:

Maintaining stop signs

Constructing roundabout

Installing traffic signal

Installing pedestrian signal

Eliminating left turn movements

Waterline Replacement, Extension of Shared Use Path and Repair of Kasold from 22nd to 23rd-

Costs and feasibility for the following were also evaluated:

Replacement of the water distribution system along Kasold Drive

Extension of the shared use path along Kasold Drive north to Peterson Road

Repair or Replacement of Kasold Drive from 22nd to 23rd Street

Our Process

  • Discover

    Engage Community

    Gather Data

    Establish Vision

  • Analyze

    Overlay Data

    Define Benchmarks

    Grow Advocacy

  • Plan

    Explore Scenarios

    Forecast Outcomes

    Generate Strategies

  • Align

    Verify Goals

    Set Targets

    Prioritize Strategies

    Gain Consensus

  • Implement

    Create Roadmap

    Monitor Progress

    Start Next Steps

Benefits

Compared to existing conditions, both options:

  • Improve level of service
  • Decrease travel times
  • Improve capacity at intersections
  • Improve safety

 

Typical Street Reconstruction Option

  • No reduction in vehicle speeds
  • No anticipated reduction in vehicle collisions
  • Longer pedestrian/school crossings
  • Non-buffered bike lanes
  • 11’ driving lanes
  • Less concentrated traffic (ADT < single lane capacity)
  • Additional R/W & easement requirements probable
  • Cost to city = $5.13M
  • Budget does not allow for extension of Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities north of 6th Street to Peterson Road

 

Complete Streets Option

  • Reduction in vehicle speeds
  • Reduction in vehicle collisions by 40%
  • Reduction in injury collisions by 76%
  • Shorter pedestrian/school crossings
  • Buffered bike lanes
  • 12’ driving lanes
  • More concentrated traffic (ADT < single lane capacity)
  • No Additional r/w & easement requirements
  • Cost to city = $3.97M

Budget allows grants an extension of Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities north of 6th Street to Peterson Road.