Friday, September 12, 2014

Local Road Construction Update

8th Ave from McKinnon to Fancher - Closed through mid-September for paving, striping and shoulder-work. Signs redirect traffic via Carnahan, 16th and Bettman/Dickey.  

Sprague Ave from Vista to Herald - Reduced to two lanes westbound through early September for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements, and sidewalk work.

Appleway Boulevard from Thierman to Park - Reduced to two lanes eastbound through early October for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements, and sidewalk work. The new sidewalk on the south side of the road will be available for pedestrian use for the remainder of the project.

Sprague Avenue between University and Pines - Closed Friday, September 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Valleyfest Hearts of Gold parade.

Ruby from Desmet to Boone- One lane and sidewalk closed from Sept. 15-19 for demolition work.

Hawthorne and U.S. 2- Replacement of a damaged signal pole starts Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Work is expected to be completed by 3 p.m.  The signal will be placed in red-red flash during this time. Both the northbound and westbound dedicated right turn lanes will remain open, but the adjacent northbound and westbound through-lane will be closed.  As a result, both the northbound and westbound will have only one through lane open.

Main Sidewalk Closure-  The sidewalk on Main between Browne and Division will be closed until Sept.17 for sidewalk repairs.

Main Sidewalk Closure, Take 2- The sidewalk on Main and Howard and a traffic lane on Main will be closed until Sept. 22 to replace sidewalks. 

Main Sidewalk Closure, Take 3- A section of sidewalk on Main between Wall St. and Post St. is closed until Sept. 27 to place dumpsters. 

Howard Street from 1st Ave. to railroad tracks-  Blocked for crane work at the Wells Fargo building.

Division Street Sidewalk Closure- The sidewalk closure at 1120 N. Division has been extended until Sept. 30 for demolition work.

Grind and Overlay Project- Work has resumed on the Excell portion of the project. This will be followed up with asphalt patching, along with new curb and sidewalk construction. The project calls for completion of grind and overlay repair on the following streets:

o   Pittsburg Street from Heroy Avenue to Wellesley Avenue and Heroy Avenue from Helena Street to Pittsburg Street. Work is substantially complete.
o   Arthur Street from 13th Avenue to Newark Avenue (excluding 9th Avenue west to 9th Avenue east)
o   Excell Avenue from G Street to the beginning of the cul-de-sac east of Audubon Drive. Removal work has begun.

East Sprague Lane Closure- One lane will be open each direction on Sprague from Hatch to Scott Streets for construction of a combined sewer overflow facility on City property across from the City’s Sewer Maintenance Facility.

Kendick Water Main Installation- Crews will replace an 8-inch water main in Kendick Avenue from approximately 1,200 feet west of Nine Mile Road to Nine Mile road. Detour signage is in place on State Route 291. Current residents will be allowed access to their property.

Greene St. Bridge Lane closure- Greene Street from Marshall Avenue to Carlisle Avenue will be reduced to one lane each direction for six weeks. Carlisle at Greene will also be closed and a detour in place. This project will pull a 24” pipe through the existing 30” steel main suspended under the Greene Street Bridge. The new pipe will not add weight to the bridge due to the smaller amount of water that will be flowing through the new pipe.

Lincoln/Monroe Intersection Construction- A new 4-way stop has been installed at 10th and Madison to help with traffic in and out of Huckleberry’s Natural Market. Crews expect to have the intersection at 14th and Lincoln open in the coming weeks. The project includes reconstruction of the street by replacing the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps as needed. Lincoln/Monroe street will be closed from 7th-17th Avenues. The closure is expected to last through mid-October.

High Drive Construction- Roadway excavation and subgrade preparation are nearly finished. Aggregate placement is beginning and curb and gutter will follow.  This project includes pavement reconstruction, CSO storage facilities, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from 29th Avenue to Bernard Street. Phase One construction is expected to last until mid-October. Phase Two of this project, Bernard Street to Hatch Road will begin spring of 2015.

Community Development Sidewalk Project- Crews are working in two neighborhoods: Logan and Emerson-Garfield.  All obstructions are sidewalk related and are barricaded by the contractor.  All street obstructions are minor due to moving equipment. This project involves construction of concrete curb and sidewalk, concrete curb and sidewalk removal.

Francis Ave. from Division to Crestline- Crews expect to finish paving the north half of Francis within the week. Traffic is scheduled to be flipped Sunday night while crews transition to the southern half.  This project will rehabilitate Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline Streets.  The work is curb to curb and includes installation of ADA curb ramps, where needed. 

US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90- Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, expect intermittent lane closures in the vicinity of Flint Rd. for highway resurfacing and the installation of a traffic signal system. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the south.  A detour is available.   

US 2/Airport Interchange Vicinity- Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., be alert for lane restrictions on US 2 in the vicinity of the airport interchange for bridge joint and deck repairs.  All on and off ramps open.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street- Be alert for evening and overnight lane and ramp closures for replacement of light poles.  

I-90/Vicinity of University Road- On Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15-16, from about 9 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, westbound I-90 will be reduced to one through lane for repairs to message signs. Be alert for slow traffic, congestion, and delays.

Bruce Rd. Bridge- Closed for reconstruction. A detour is in place.

Country Homes Blvd.- The southbound lanes are closed from Cedar to Wall.

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