Traffic Alert: Valencia Road Closure at Kolb Road




On Monday, March 18, 2019, at about 10 a.m., Valencia Road east of Kolb Road will be closed to travel for approximately four months. The closure will allow work crews to reconstruct the section of Valencia Road from Kolb Road east to the newly constructed southeast ramp.

During this temporary four-month closure, crews will remove the existing asphalt on Valencia Road, install new underground water lines, sewer lines and underground storm drain systems, as well as a new roadway subgrade, new asphalt, landscaping, street lights and sidewalks.

All westbound and eastbound Valencia Road traffic on the east side of Kolb Road will use the new southeast ramp to access Kolb Road (please see the accompanying map below).

A new traffic signal has been installed on Kolb Road south of Valencia Road at the southeast ramp to help facilitate this traffic shift. On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the traffic signal will be activated to flash yellow for four days to alert motorists of the pending traffic signal activation on Monday, March 18.

Improvements to Valencia Road, including the intersection with Kolb Road, will increase roadway capacity and enhance safety along the corridor. The project will the widen Valencia Road, roughly one mile east and west of Kolb Road to six lanes. The project includes new bike lanes, sidewalks, drainage structures, lighting, traffic signals and landscaping.

This project is part of the $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan. The RTA is a special taxing district with a mission to deliver transportation projects that improve our region’s mobility, safety and environment. District voters approved the 20-year RTA plan in 2006. To date, the RTA’s transportation project investments of over $1 billion, generated by the RTA’s half-cent excise tax, are working to support the region’s economic vitality and improve your quality of life.