Goodbye, construction equipment and flashing signs. Hello, bike and turning lanes.
The project to repave and restripe Soapstone Drive from Lawyers Road to Sunrise Valley Drive is in the finishing stages and completed in most segments.
The 1.5-mile stretch was also given a "road diet," and it now includes bike lanes on either side, one lane in each direction and a turning lane.
The project, which was under construction for about two weeks, has met with mixed reviews from residents, some of whom predict traffic tie-ups during rush hour and while buses and cars are going to and from the three schools in the area.
Have you driven down the new Soapstone? What did you think? Or do we need to wait until school is back in session on Wednesday to really get a feel for the traffic flow?