Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Five Mile Rd. & Park and Ride Lot Closed Thursday

Five Mile Rd from Ash St. to Wedgewood St. will be closed for paving tomorrow(Thursday). Additionally, Austin Rd. from Strong to Five Mile roads will be closed to traffic and the STA park and ride lot at Five Mile Rd. and Ash St. will be closed. Drivers will be detoured to Cedar St.

The closure is part of the Five Mile Rd. from Austin to Lincoln roads rehabilitation project. The base paving for the remainder of the project is expected to be done the week of Nov. 16.

This project will widen and rebuild the street to include curbs and a continuous sidewalk on the west side, a 5-ft. bike lane north and shared-use bike lane south on Five Mile Rd. from Austin to Lincoln roads.

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