Kinney Avenue Reconstruction
This summer the City of Walker will be reconstructing Kinney Avenue from Three Mile Road south to Waldorf Avenue. This half mile section of roadway will be closed to through traffic, beginning Tuesday, June 1. Access will be maintained for existing driveways along this section, but delays should be expected. If you live or work along this improvement, please plan extra time.
You may already notice that a significant amount of work has been done to relocate existing utilities. This was done in preparation of the early June start of the City’s portion of the project. Activity will continue throughout the summer, with a targeted completion date of September 3.
When it's all said and done, the roadway will include a three lane cross section with concrete curb and a center turn lane. You will also notice a continuous sidewalk on the west side and a non-motorized trail along the east side of the road.
The official project detour will be west to Wilson Avenue and Remembrance Road. If you are traveling northbound on Kinney, you will be encouraged to detour at Remembrance Road to avoid entering the construction zone. Please don’t enter the construction zone unless your destination is within the project limits. You can be ticketed for driving through the active zone and, worse yet, potentially put essential workers at risk. Let’s keep these hard-working employees safe.
We are excited about this long overdue enhancement! We thank you in advance for your patience as the City and the construction team works to safely complete this regionally significant project.