Greenwood recently rebuilt a stretch of Fry Road near the Greenwood Park Mall and had planned to continue the work west to where the road ends at State Road 135.
But the project is much less of a priority now and is expected to be scaled back. The city is considering the more affordable goal of adding turn lanes at two intersections along that stretch of road and partially straightening out of a curve near State Road 135, community development services director Mark Richards said.
If possible, the city still would like to build a sidewalk or trail, Richards said.
But Greenwood is focusing more on improving another east-west road, Worthsville Road, and routing traffic farther south. The city also doesn’t know if it can afford a project that was planned two decades ago, when construction prices and land values were much lower.
The city would have needed federal funding to help pay for the original project, and less is available, redevelopment commission attorney Stephen Watson said. A tax-increment financing, or TIF, district around the mall also didn’t start generating money as fast as originally hoped.