Handley Boulevard Project to begin May 31

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:45

Work on the Handley Boulevard Project will begin Tuesday, May 31 and is expected to be completed within 60 days (weather permitting). 


City of Winchester’s Portion

The City’s portion of the project between Braddock and Stewart Streets includes:

  • sidewalk replacement
  • curb and gutter replacement
  • street repaving
  • convert the intersection of Handley and Stewart to an all-way stop

Handley Boulevard between Braddock and Stewart will remain open during the work.

Estimated cost of City’s portion: $280,000.  This project was planned for in the City's Sidewalk and Street Maintenance Master Plan and was budgeted for during the FY16 budget process (adopted by Council in May 2015).

Handley Blvd Project map

Winchester Public School’s Portion

The Winchester Public School’s portion of the project consists of all work west of Stewart on school property, including sidewalk and curb and gutter replacements, realign the center median west of Stewart, remove the large asphalt parking area on the south side of Handley Blvd between Stewart and Washington, street repaving, new trees and new streetlights.

Handley Boulevard between Stewart and John Handley High School will be closed to thru traffic while work is occurring. A detour route (see map) has been designated and detour signs are scheduled to be installed later this week. Crews will coordinate with residents to allow access to their home during the closure.

Estimated cost of School’s portion: $335,000. This project will be paid for using funds raised through donations.