Updated Dec 2018
Results of a survey of Uptown residents showed that 78 percent support the Forest Road extension and 85 percent indicated they would use the extension to bypass the roundabouts on State Route 89A. At the Dec. 11 council meeting, city staff was directed to continue gathering data on feasibility, potential routes, and expected cost of building the extension.
The extension is intended to allow Uptown residents bypass the two roundabouts at Brewer/Ranger roads and the Y, and serve as an additional access / egress route for evacuation and first responders. This local-use road extension would connect the west end of Forest Road to southbound SR 89A at a point west of the U.S. Post Office location. Residents would enter the westernmost portion of the extension from northbound 89A via a left-turn lane; only right turns would be permitted onto 89A when exiting from the westernmost end of the extension.
- Gives Uptown residents a way to bypass the two busy roundabouts that lead in and out of the Uptown area.
- Provides additional access to emergency and fire emergency responders, serves as an evacuation alternative
- Reduces congestion at the roundabouts.
- Estimated cost $1.3 million.