The Cope Avenue Improvements is a street and utility project constructed in 2022. It included the removal and replacement of the failing pavement section, replacement of concrete curb and gutter, minor upgrades to the storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems, replacement of the existing cast iron water main, the installation of a sidewalk along the north side of Cope Avenue, and the reconfiguration of the existing road layout on Cope Avenue.
As part of the feasibility process, an opportunity was identified for reconfiguring the roadway to better fit traffic demands, improve pedestrian and bicyclist access and safety, reduce unnecessary impervious surfaces, meet adjacent property owner needs, and slow and improve traffic safety along the corridor. Analysis showed the street layout could be significantly modified to achieve these goals, while reducing overall project costs. The new layout can be viewed at the link below.