This stretch of Kearney Boulevard was a 4-lane undivided road with a mix of commercial and residential buildings along both sides. There were numerous road hazards that had been attempted to be repaired over the years and there was limited street parking. Additionally, the minor streets that cross Kearney along this section had poorly marked crosswalks despite a Middle School, three churches and a library all bringing significant foot traffic to them.
Given the amount of traffic in the area, special care was taken during construction to provide safe access to the churches. The Middle School Administration was coordinated with prior to construction to educate them on what measures were being taken to provide their students safe access to the school, as well as what areas were off limits to students to preserve their safe passing. Throughout the project, high visibility signs clearly marked safe paths for all traffic types as well as construction warning signs for areas off limits for safety purposes.
Finally, as a safety measure during the delivery and removal of heavy machinery in the course of construction, the City Police were utilized for traffic management.