A mile-long stretch of Dishman-Mica Road will be closed beginning Wednesday for at least four months while the road is widened.
Two additional lanes will be built along Dishman-Mica from 16th Avenue to Schafer Road, widening the road to four lanes.
An eight-foot shoulder will be built on the west side of the road and a 4-foot bike path on the east side. Sidewalks and curbs will also be built along the east side. The road also will be realigned in some areas along the stretch.
Drivers make more than 14,000 trips daily along the Dishman-Mica corridor, said Chad Hutson, county Public Works spokesman. Traffic volume is expected to grow to 20,000 trips by the year 2000.
During the construction, drivers will be diverted onto University Road at 16th Avenue and where Dishman-Mica intersects Schafer Road.
The $1.6 million project, which is expected to be finished by early October, is intended to improve safety along Dishman-Mica. Twenty-six accidents have been reported along the stretch between 16th Avenue and Schafer Road during the past three years.