In 2016, the city completed improvements to Fourth Avenue and Shenandoah Drive to fix the roadways' depreciating pavement, improve vehicle and pedestrian safety and prepare for anticipated traffic increase.
The project included:
- Pavement improvements to Fourth Avenue from Shenandoah Drive to County Highway 83 and Shenandoah Drive from Fourth Avenue to County Highway 101
- A three-lane, rural roadway design for Fourth Avenue with posted speed limit of 40 mph
- Raised median at Shenandoah Drive railroad crossing
- Pedestrian/bicycle trails along Shenandoah and Fourth Avenue
The $2.75 million project was financed primarily through the creation of a Tax Increment Financing district on the Amazon Fulfillment Center.
Related project: In 2017, Scott County plans to install turn lanes on County Highway 83 (Canterbury Road) at Fourth Avenue for a future signal, as well as make potential improvements to Highway 101. These improvements are anticipated to be financed with Scott County's portion of TIF money.