State Highway (SH) 39, from approximately Thomas (S 500 W) to Collins Siding Road will be widened with a continuous center turn lane to accommodate increasing traffic volumes. When ITD designed this 1.2 mile section of SH 39 decades ago, they planned for a future widening by purchasing adequate right-of-way. This will allow the project to proceed with very little, if any, impacts to private property.
The intersection of SH 39 and Collins Siding is also seeing increased commercial and agricultural traffic volumes, requiring improvements for both safety and capacity. Traffic will be studied and alternatives for the intersection will be analyzed. Possible future impacts to the intersection resulting from the replacement of the West Bridge Street Bridge, will also be considered.