A segment of Blue Hole Road just south of the Blue Hole and Bell roads intersection will be closed May 1 as the Metro Public Works Department begins a $250,000 improvement project along the stretch.
Roxanna Pierce, Public Works spokesperson, said the project will last no more than five months and will create a wider and safer stretch of Blue Hole Road between Bell Road and Crystal Brook Drive. During the project, residents of the area south of Crystal Brook are asked to access Bell Road via Pettus, Preston and Cain Ridge roads.
Pierce said the project is being done, in part, because the residents of the neighborhoods south of the Blue Hole/Bell intersection have requested the work for some time. The improvements will create safer access to area schools, she added.
According to Pierce, Public Works will both lower by 8 to 9 feet and widen by the same measurement the segment of Blue Hole Road. In addition, the department will realign the road.