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To improve safety on Morgan Lake Road, we will:
The primary purpose for this project is to improve safety and reduce the chances for vehicles to leave the roadway.
This segment of road has experienced three off-road crashes from 2014-2015, including one fatal crash.
There have also been numerous crashes involving single car slide-offs during winter.
The project includes the bottom half of Morgan Lake Road, from Skyline Lane to just uphill from Marvin Lane, mileposts 0.30 to 1.20. Union County owns and maintains the road.
When finished, travelers on Morgan Lake Road will see the following improvements:
We will widen the road is some sections to give vehicles more room to pass.
Steep road banks removed.
Some corners have steep banks that make seeing oncoming traffic difficult. By cutting these back, the line of sight will open.
Some sections of road have no guardrail. There is nothing to stop vehicles from leaving the road. Adding new guardrail to these sections and replacing old guardrail will help keep vehicles on the road.
Improving draining will remove icy spots that might contribute to a crash.
Project design is underway and will be completed by summer 2023.
Project is scheduled to go to bid in September 2023.
Construction is scheduled for 2024.
The project cost is estimated at $1.8 million. This includes engineering and construction.
We will not know the exact impacts until we get closer to construction. However, we do anticipate travelers on Morgan Lake Road will see the following:
For more information about this project, please visit the project webpage or contact:
Transportation Project Manager
Community Affairs Specialist
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