Fontanero Street Reconfiguration
Fontanero St, one of the three streets to include bicycle infrastructure as part of the Old North End Neighborhood Roadway Improvements plan, will start the process of being restriped with tabs showing the new striping configuration are scheduled to be installed Thursday, Sept 13. The ONEN Roadway Improvements stemmed from a series of public meeting and a transportation study which we told you about in January. In that Transportion study, as well as the Experience Downtown Master Plan and Bicycle Master Plan, Fontanero St was identified as a street to install bicycle infrastructure during as key east/west bicycle corridor and a connection from neighborhoods to Monument Valley Park and the Legacy loop. Final Striping will occur the week of Sept 17th between Cascade St and El Paso/Paseo Rd, converting the four lane road to a two lane road, with a center turn lane and bike lanes.
Uintah Street Reconfiguration
(no bicycle infrastructure)
Uintah St is also planned to be reconfigured as resulting from the ONEN Transportation Study, but will not include bicycle infrastructure. Uintah St will keep two east bound travel lanes, while removing one west bound travel lane between Corona and Weber streets to create a center left turn lane. The center turn lane will provide safe access to Corona Street, Wahsatch Avenue and Weber Avenue and their mid-block alleyways. Restriping on Uintah is scheduled to take place Sept. 19-21.
Motorists and cyclists are encouraged to avoid both areas during restriping work and take alternate routes. These Projects are part of the many improvements designed to address transportation and safety concerns in the Near and Old North End neighborhoods. For more information, visit “Upcoming Changes” portion of the City’s Old North End Transportation Study site .