Briar Creek Road connector

​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Community Investment Plan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Independence Area sidewalk and bikeway improvements program

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The Briar Creek Road Connector project developed out of the City’s Independence Area Sidewalk and Bikeway Improvements (ISB) program to provide pedestrian and bicycle improvements that will enhance neighborhood mobility and accessibility to transit and provide community and economic resources throughout the Independence Boulevard Corridor. 

The ISB program evaluated the existing pedestrian and bicycle conditions within the study area to improve connectivity and transportation choices and support revitalization and well-being. Out of the study, 27 projects were evaluated against the goals of the program and public support via a comprehensive evaluation process. Four recommended projects were identified for future design along the North and South Independence Boulevard corridor, and the Briar Creek Road connector was one of the four projects. 

This project extends from Commonwealth Avenue, south along Briar Creek Road, across Independence Boulevard, and on to Television Place and Washburn Avenue to Monroe Road. The project will include wider sidewalk on one or both sides and possible bicycle lanes and/or shared-lane markings (sharrows)​​.

  • ​​​​To increase connectivity by enhancing an important crossing over Independence Boulevard (US-74), connecting to other significant pedestrian and bicycle projects and improving access​ to existing and future transit

​During the planning phase, the project team will work with the community to provide insight to the conceptual design of the recommended sidewalk and bike connections. Community meetings will be scheduled throughout the project to keep residents informed and provide opportunities to share ideas, opinions and concerns with City planners and project managers. Details of upcoming meetings will be posted on this page and on the Citywide Events Calendar.

​T​o be determined

​​​​​​The Community Investment Plan approved by City Council in 2013 calls for voters to consider approval of funding for a number of infrastructure programs. Voters approved bond financing in 2014, 2016 and 2018 and will vote on further bond financing in 2020. For this project, City staff engages the community to determine the details of what will ultimately be built. Once these details are known, the cost of the project is estimated and published. Learn more about the Community Investment Plan at​

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Briar Creek Road connector vicinity map


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