The city of Oskaloosa announced that beginning today (8/8), work will begin to convert A Avenue/IA92 between Highway 432 and the east corporate limits and on Market Street between 2nd Avenue and 16th Avenue from four-lanes to three with a continuous left turn lane.
This work involves the removal and replacement of pavement markings, median construction at the railroad tracks on A Avenue West, installation of a new traffic signal at Market and C Avenue, and a small portion of sidewalk work. Construction will begin on A Avenue/IA 92 with outside lane closures across two intersections at a time progressing from west to east. The contractor will leave access to homes and businesses along the construction route at all times. The project is slated for a total of 60 working days.
The city says these improvements are based on a study through the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Improvement Program. This type of conversion is shown to improve safety and efficiency, minimize traffic delays and congestion, and allow for future planning.
More information on the project is available at https://www.oskaloosaiowa.org/…/TSIP-IA-92A-Ave-US-63Market… or by contacting Civil Engineering Technician Courtney Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 641.676.5014. To learn more about three lane conversions, visit the Iowa DOT’s webpage at https://iowadot.gov/tra…/4-to-3-lane-conversion/3-lane-roads.