Reconstruction work on the final section of Lansdowne Drive will begin on Monday, May 15. One side of the roadway will be closed at a time and detoured, starting with the side opposite of the Signature Club.
When finished, much of Lansdowne Drive between Tates Creek Road and Wilson Downing Road will have been dug up, rebuilt, and repaved.
The restoration project began in 2014 and has been done in sections as funding has allowed. The section being rebuilt this time runs between Brookhill Drive and Malabu Drive and is expected to cost $1.9 million.
The city tried repairing smaller sections in the past but found that once they repaired one area, an adjacent area would fail.
“Lansdowne Drive was built in the 1950s when the subdivision was developed,” says George Milligan, construction supervisor in the City’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. “The way roads are built has changed over time and Lansdowne Drive, which began as a concrete roadway, has suffered numerous failures.”
Motorists will be detoured around the lane being rebuilt via Zandale Drive and Bellefonte Drive. Three crossovers will allow local residents who live next to the work area to access their homes.
The project is expected to be completed in two to three weeks, depending on weather and site conditions.