North McLane Road between West Forest Drive and Airport Road should be fully open to traffic today, Friday, said Town Manager Fred Carpenter. Road crews paved the entire northbound lane on Monday and continued the work on the southbound lane through the rest of the week. Carpenter said crews still need to finish concrete and signage work. Once it's all done, they'll add lines to the paving.
The reopening of the road marks the end of an improvement effort that began five months ago in May. The town's contractor, Intermountain West, widened and added sidewalks to the well-traveled road, which is a popular local alternative to the busy Beeline Highway.
At the beginning of the project, town engineer La Ron Garrett said, "It will be a much nicer, wider road with a turn lane and bike lanes on each side, as well as a new sidewalk on the west side," Garrett said. "Assuming we get some rain this summer, it will be done by October. If it's dry, it could be done around August."
This section of McLane Road was scheduled to be improved as part of the town's Street Capital Improvement program at a cost of $1.1 million.