Starting Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Staley Road was closed to all through traffic between Bradley Avenue and Springfield Avenue to allow the start of Stage One of the Staley Road Improvement Project. Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses within the limits of the closure. A marked detour route will be in place to direct traffic around the project. The detour route will direct through traffic to Springfield Avenue, Mattis Avenue, and Bloomington Road. The Stage One road closure and construction activities are expected last six to ten weeks. Later this summer, the project will move into Stage Two, which will close Staley Road between Bradley Avenue and Bloomington Road. Stage One will reopen to traffic when the contractor moves his operations into Stage Two. The contract final completion date is September 15, 2012, however, the contact includes an incentive to encourage the contractor to complete the project up to three weeks earlier on August 27th.
On April 17, 2012, City Council awarded the Staley Road Improvement Project to Open Road Paving, LLC., with a total bid amount of $2,994,698.14. The project will rehabilitate 3.25 miles of Staley Road pavement by milling off the existing asphalt surface, patching failed joints in the underlying pavement, and then placing a new asphalt surface. The project will also increase the shoulder width to six-feet wide, between Springfield Avenue and Boulder Ridge Drive, to accommodate bicycles. New sidewalk will also be installed between Springfield Avenue and Bradley Avenue.