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Second Binkley Street roundabout now open

Posted: August 7, 2014 - 8:28pm

The second in the series of three roundabouts constructed on Binkley Street in Soldotna is now open.

The intersection of Redoubt Avenue and Binkley has seen thru-traffic since Wednesday afternoon, said project manager Lee Frey.

People began driving through almost immediately, he said.

Construction has now begun between the intersections of Corral Avenue and Marydale Avenue. Work is continuing between Shady Lane and Park Street, he said.

“We are right where we thought we would be,” Frey said.

The only way to access the U.S. Post Office is by entering the parking lot by way of Corral.

No businesses are closed due to any road closures, said City Engineer Kyle Kornelis.

For the final phase of construction, road closures will change, Kornelis said. The best way to figure out which way to access a business is by calling ahead, he said.

Soldotna launched a website last week dedicated to posting updates and maps outlining detours, closures and construction updates, Frey said.

The page also includes a history of the project, including where funding came from and why Binkley was chosen as the site of the new roundabouts.

Kornelis said with schools opening this month the city will work to get as much information out at least the day before any closures or detours are implemented.

Construction is set to finish sometime mid-October, Frey said.

Updates can be found at: www.binkleystreet.org

Kelly Sullivan can be reached at kelly.sullivan@peninsulaclarion.com

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