Transportation Engineering

Kentucky Avenue Widening and Complete Streets | Woodland, CA

City of Woodland


Transportation Engineering

Complete Streets Transformation

Originally designed to handle modest farming and industrial traffic, Kentucky Avenue has become a busier corridor in recent years, handling more business and residential traffic along with the continued growth of agricultural and trucking traffic.

To meet traffic demands, Kentucky Avenue between East and College Streets will be widened from two lanes to a divided four-lane configuration, requiring utility relocations and improvements at two railroad at-grade crossings. Major project features include bicycle lanes, landscaped medians and sidewalks, drainage improvements, a new traffic signal at College Street, and modifications to the signals at West and East Streets. The rehabilitation of the existing pavement is a major factor in the design to control construction costs and improve project staging. Much of the existing road structural section remains from Kentucky Avenue’s original use as a county road, with varied structure depths in the old widened portions, making uniform treatment of the existing structure infeasible and requiring more complex pavement design to recycle or reuse the existing structure. Psomas services include all preliminary engineering, design, and right-of-way for the roadway rehabilitation.