Critz Lane Redesign

The entire length of Critz Lane, approximately 2 miles, which runs past Fields of Canterbury and Bridgemore Village subdivisions between Columbia Pike and Lewisburg Pike, will be widened to accommodate the increased traffic and provide a safer roadway. The large hill just east of Clayton Arnold Rd intersection will be lowered and roundabouts at the intersections at Clayton Arnold and Pantall Roads are to be installed with the referenced design.

The Project has been split into 3 Sections or Phases: The first section of the project will be centered around the Critz Lane / Clayton Arnold intersection and along the road in front of the Canterbury development. Sections 2 and 3 will encompass the west and east ends of Critz Lane respectively.  

Phase 1 has been broken up into Stage 1 & Stage 2, each of which will have different traffic detour patterns (see below).  Stage 1 will include work on Critz East of Clayton Arnold Rd while Stage 2 will include work on a roundabout at the intersection of Clayton Arnold and Critz. 

Stage 1 Critz Ln Construction began work on Feb. 15th that will last until June.  

Stage 2 will begin May 31st that will close the intersection of Clayton Arnold Rd and Critz Ln to construct the Roundabout.  This construction stage is projected to last one year. 

See detour routes for Stage 1 & 2 below as well as construction plans and details on the project.

Critz Lane Vicinity Map - Click the map for PDF


Photos of Critz Construction Progress - Mar. 2022

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Project Update from Contracted Roadway Engineers at Ragan/Smith working with Rogers Group Builders:

"Rogers Group will be finishing the basestone later this week (5/20/22) and installing the first lift of asphalt up to the Avenue Downs intersection on Saturday, May 21st. They will then install the second lift (binder) on Monday, May 23rd. Once the binder is installed, temporary striping will be put in place and the contractor will be ready to start Phase 2 of the traffic shift. The traffic shift should be in place on Tuesday, May 31st. Rogers Group will have their traffic control subcontractor come out by the end of this week or the beginning of next week (no less than 7 days from the date of the proposed shift) to change the message boards to reflect the new traffic pattern date. The message boards will be left in place for approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the shift and then removed from the project.


Below is the map showing Phase 2 of the traffic pattern, full detour routes can be found in the plan set for the project. On May 31st, the traffic control subcontractor will cover and/or remove any of the unnecessary signage from the detour routes and uncover and/or install the new signs at their proposed locations for the new detour routes that carry traffic into Avenue Downs and Canterbury. This shift will also close the intersection at Clayton Arnold and Critz Lane

Project Schedule (Click for PDF)

Critz Lane Impr - 12-13-21 Pre-Const Schedule_Page_1
Critz Lane Impr - 12-13-21 Pre-Const Schedule_Page_2

While Barge Design Solutions LLC have created overall plans for the entire width of the Critz Ln project, Ragan/Smith Engineering LLC is the company currently designing Section 1 of the project.  Rogers Group is the contracted construction company who has 500 days from the start of construction to complete the project.

Construction Plans

Bid documents from Ragan/Smith were released in 2020 with construction plans available here.   

Critz/Clayton Arnold Roundabout - PDF

Roundabout Critz Lane Construction Plans 2020.07.13_BID SET (1)

Intersection at Avenue Downs/Lionscrest/Critz - PDF

Pages from Critz Lane Construction Plans 2020.07.13_BID SET

Construction Detour: While a section of Critz Lane is closed, a detour route will be setup through the Avenue Downs property at the south-west corner of the Critz Ln / Clayton Arnold Rd intersection (pictured below).  This connection will allow traffic to flow in and out of Canterbury from Lioncrest Lane onto Clayton Arnold Road.  The dates of closure will be known once Utility Relocation is completed.

Project Estimated Timeline

  • Detour Route Construction: Summer 2020 – Spring 2021
  • Utility Relocating: Fall 2020 – Summer 2021
  • Road Construction Start: January 2022
    • Stage 1: February- May 2022
    • Stage 2: June 2022- Project Completion
  • Project Completion: 1st Quarter 2023

Regional Traffic Detour (PDF)


Local Traffic Detour Stage 1 - PDF


Local Traffic Detour Stage 2 - PDF

2022.01.03 Critz Ln Closure Stages_Page_1
2022.01.03 Critz Ln Closure Stages_Page_2

*Road sections shown in purple color will be the closed during Stage 1 and Stage 2 respectively.

Detour Signage Placement is shown below.

Sep. 14th 2021 Open House - Brandon Baxter with Ragan/Smith and BOMA discuss the upcoming detours and traffic issues relating to Phase 1 of the Critz Lane Redesign Project.

Detour Signage - Click for PDF

Critz Lane Traffic Control BOMA Mtg_Page_4

Detour Signage - Click for PDF

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Construction Detour through Avenue Downs during Stage 1 - PDF

Pages from Critz Lane Construction Plans 2020.07.13_BID SET

Construction Detour through Avenue Downs/Canterbury during Stage 2 - PDF

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