The Mason Street closure may have some people gritting their teeth and cursing the construction, but the completed project should be very nice, and hopefully well worth it. I say 'completed project' loosely, because even after they reopen the brand new Mason Street, the project will not be finished.

Mason as a two way street

When this phase of the project is finished, Mason Street will change from a one way to a two way street. The tracks, as shown in the pictures above, are being completely replaced using the latest state of the art track laying machinery and personnel from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads. So, gone will be the chasms that existed at the Magnolia cross streets and other areas.

Mason Street Corridor

The Mason Street Corridor is a five mile long corridor containing many of the community's primary employment and activity centers, as well as development opportunities. Transportation through the corridor will be the keystone to the development with the idea that if people can have access to work, shopping, dining and activities, the area will thrive. There will be a new, fast, affordable MAX BRT bus system to complement the new 2 way street in Old Town and the pedestrian and bicycle trail that already exists.