Work on Hoy Road will soon be underway.
Construction is expected to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and the project is estimated to take 18 months to complete.
The project will stretch from Old Canton Road to Bradford Place subdivision, just east of Rice Road. Hoy Road will be widened to five lanes from Old Canton to Victoria Place and from there remain two lanes to the east.
During this work, only westbound traffic will be allowed on Hoy Road between Rice/Tisdale roads and Old Canton. For about two weeks starting Sept. 16, there will be signs and message boards reminding drivers of the change on Hoy and to take detours on Tisdale or Rice roads during the work.
The intersection at Hoy and Rice/Tisdale will be reconstructed to allow for better traffic flow.
A 10-foot wide multi-use trail will be constructed along the south side of Hoy Road from Victoria Place to West Bradford Place and a five-foot sidewalk will be added from Old Canton Road to Victoria Place on the north side.
An additional 10-foot wide multi-use trail will be added on Tisdale Road from Wellington Way southward along Rice Road to Madison Avenue. A sidewalk will be added along Madison Avenue from St. Ives Drive to Rice Road, completing the loop between Madison Avenue and Hoy Road.
The project will cost approximately $9 million, and will be paid for through a combination of federal, state, county and city funds.
The project is estimated to be complete by spring 2022.