Benefits of the Project

Benefits of the Project


Congestion Relief / Improved Safety on the following roadways:
  • U.S. Hwy 52 / Central Ave. / White St.
  • U.S. Hwy 20 / Dodge St.
  • Locust St. / Dodge St. Intersection
  • Fremont Ave.
  • Rockdale Rd.
  • North Grandview Ave.
  • Kelly Lane

English Mill Road

English Mill Bridge

Economic Impact


Following the completion of the Southwest Arterial(U.S. 52) in 2019, the project has the potential to generate $80 million in property taxes, $1.67 billion in economic output, $653 million in labor income, and $1.02 billion in value added from 2021-2030. The Southwest Arterial(U.S. 52) will also annually generate $135 million in state and local taxes and $130 million in federal tax from new economic development, as well as save $30 million for the 10-year period. This project will also generate $16 million in property tax, $304 million in economic output, $24 million in state and local taxes, and $24 million in federal taxes due to economic development, in addition to $3 million in safety savings from 2030 onward.

Economic Impact Analysis 2020-2030

Safety Impacts $29.8 million
Employment Impacts $1.67 billion
New Housing Impacts  $80 million
State/Local Tax Impacts  $135 million
Federal Tax Impacts  $130 million

Did You Know?


On average, 385 accidents occur on U.S. 20/Dodge St., U.S. 52 and Kelly Lane each year. Completion of the Southwest Arterial(U.S.52) will significantly improve the safety on these corridors by rerouting commercial freight traffic. Once vehicles are traveling on the Southwest Arterial(U.S.52), assuming a 30% reduction in accidents, this will result in approximately $30 million in savings from 2020 to 2030 and around $3 million annually from there on.