New Era Road Extension (Completed)

New Era Road Extension

Description: This project will rebuild New Era Road from Glenn Road to Airport Road. The project includes new asphalt pavement with dedicated bicycle lanes, driveway aprons, and appurtenances.  

Start Date: Fall 2022         

Estimated Completion Date: November 2023

Location: New Era Road from Glenn Road to Airport Road

Project Cost:  $1,176,665

Funding Source: 80% of the funding for this project comes from the Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization. The City will fund the remaining 20%.  

Contractor: ET Simonds                                                                 

Project Impact: Drivers should expect temporary closures and traffic control during construction. Please seek alternate routes. 

Project Updates: 

10/13/2023 - This project is complete, with the exception of landscape restoration.

9/18/2023 - Crews are beginning to install concrete pavement. 

8/21/2023 - Crews started installing curbs and gutters this week.

8/1/2023 - All storm sewer work is complete.

5/15/2023 - New Era Road from Glenn Road to Airport Road has been closed for construction. A storm sewer is being installed.

2/16/2023 - The contractor is removing trees and relocating utilities in preparation for construction. 

08/26/21 - City staff and the design team hosted a public informational meeting regarding the project plans.  

08/3/21- The City of Carbondale announces plans for Public Information Meeting regarding the project. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Room 103 of the Civic Center. 

07/26/21 – Project Development Report approved by IDOT