Windsor River Road/Windsor Road Intersection Improvement Project (Roundabout)
The Windsor River Road/Windsor Road Intersection Improvement Project will transform a signalized intersection to a roundabout, improving safety and efficiency for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. This project, which will be constructed in six stages, started August 23, 2021, and will be completed in about one year. For background information, please go here.
The hours of construction will be 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday, exclusive of holidays. For more information, call the Town of Windsor Public Works Department at (707) 838-5340.
08/24/2021: The contractor will place the traffic signal in red flash (all-way stop) at 10 AM for several hours on Wednesday and Thursday, August 25-26, for temporary striping modifications and placement of K-rail barriers.
08/19/2021: The contractor will start setting up and prepping the construction site on Monday, August 23, so the traffic detours will not go into effect until Wednesday morning, August 25. We will monitor traffic control and modify as necessary throughout the project.
Stage I Summary
- Set up staging area for storing supplies and equipment on the vacant lot that is located on the southwest corner of the intersection.
- Set up barricades and detours to allow the closure of Windsor Rd from Windsor River Rd to the south entrance of Marshall Way.
- Demolition of existing curb, gutter, sidewalk, and pavement in the work zone.
- Construction of new improvements in this work zone that will align with the northerly leg of the proposed Roundabout.
The Roundabout Project will improve vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian circulation at the Windsor River Road (WRR) and Windsor Road (WR) intersection by replacing the existing signalized intersection with a roundabout and completing a segment of a multi‐use pathway.
Pedestrian crossing safety improvements include new sidewalks, realigned crosswalks, ADA curb ramps, and refuge medians. The project also includes a 760 linear‐foot segment of the Class I SMART multi‐use path alongside the rail line.
Stage 1 of the construction project will include all improvements between WRR north to Marshall Way. WRR will be closed to vehicular traffic north and south between Marshall Way and WRR. Pedestrian access to businesses along this stretch will be maintained. Pedestrian access through the intersection will be maintained however temporary crosswalks will be used to get them safely through the work area.
All other segments of the intersection will remain open during Stage 1. Vehicles will be able to travel east and west on WRR. Vehicles will also be able to go south on WR. North bound vehicles on WR will have to make a right or left turn at WRR.
If you plan on using this intersection during construction, please allow yourself more time to get to your destination in case of delays. As always, please watch for pedestrians, bicycles, and workers in the area and obey all the traffic control signs.