Project: Soldiers Field Extension to SH 6 / Roundabout at First Colony Blvd and Soldiers Field
In 2016, the city conducted a Traffic Engineering Study to evaluate the area of State Highway 6 (SH 6), Brooks Street, First Colony Boulevard and Soldiers Field Drive. At the intersection First Colony Blvd and Soldiers Field, the study was conducted due to the high number of accidents at this location; in addition to, needing to understand the traffic impact of the proposed Police Department/Municipal Court expansion.
The study incorporated traffic data, crash data, traffic growth, site trip generation, trip distribution, intersection operations and corridor geometry. The traffic study recommended a roundabout at Soldiers Field Drive and First Colony Boulevard to improve safety, reduce traffic backups, and improve continuous flow at this intersection.
The proposed project includes extending Soldiers Field Drive to the north, tying into SH 6 in the vicinity of the Police/Court Complex. The existing cul-de-sac at the end of Soldiers Field would be removed and a new roundabout would be installed at the intersection of Soldiers Field Drive and First Colony Boulevard.
The extension of Soldiers Field to SH 6 and intersection project at Soldiers Field and First Colony Blvd will address mobility concerns in this area. The extension of Soldiers Field and the roundabout will also provide access to the proposed EOC/Dispatch building and Animal Shelter.