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.