• Scope – This project will replace and upgrade the aging infrastructure along Gus Thomasson Road, between US 80 and Town East Blvd., including the roadway, water, sanitary sewer and drainage to current design criteria. The existing six-lane road is proposed to be reconstructed as a four-lane roadway.
• Current Status – Preliminary plans with design options are complete.
• Schedule – The preliminary conceptual plans with design options are complete and a public meeting was conducted. Staff will present the survey results to Council in August.
Top image: Existing six-lane roadway; Bottom image: Four-lane replacement design.
The "Astronaut" Streets
There are two design options for the four existing streets commonly referred to as the "astronaut" streets. These streets are Borman Avenue, Anders Drive, Schirra Way and Stafford Lane. These options are:
Remove the barriers and open the streets to Gus Thomasson Road.
Neighborhood Identity Elements
Trail monuments with placards installed along the proposed hike and bike trail at the end of each "astronaut" street are a design option to enhance the neighborhood's identity.
Neighborhood Screening Options
Neighborhood screening along the proposed hike and bike trail in the form of a wall or an iron fence with landscaping is a design option. This screening wall would serve as a visual barrier, but would not provide traffic noise reduction due to the many required openings at existing streets and alleys. An alternative to a screening wall is a decorative iron fence with landscaping.
Gus Thomasson Road Comment Form
To provide input on the Gus Thomasson Road project, complete and submit a Comment Form.