Construction Update 8/22/18

First Base Layer of Paving Starts Tomorrow!

On Thursday, August 23, through Saturday, August 25, crews expect to place the first three-inch base layer of asphalt along the entire ten blocks of D Avenue. Additionally, they will grind the existing asphalt and place new asphalt on 1st Street, between D and E Avenue.

This will result in a complete closure of 1st Street between D and E Avenue, and D Avenue between State and 10th Street – including all north/south cross streets. All traffic will be detoured to 10th Street, and E and C Avenues. This is to allow the new pavement enough time to cool. Flaggers will be stationed at 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th to help redirect pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic.

During paving, there will be no on-street parking on D Avenue or 1st Street, between D and E.

Driveway access will be blocked. Before work begins on Thursday morning (7 a.m.), please move your car and find an alternate place to park on a side street that is open. Streets are expected to be open to traffic the day after new asphalt has been placed.

Neighbors should expect an increase in noise and vibration during the paving preparation and placement. Crews will be using a vibratory roller to compact the rock and newly placed asphalt, which creates vibration. This is a standard piece of equipment that is used throughout the paving industry.

Extended Work Hours

In order to stay on schedule, work hours will be extended on the following days: Thursday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A special thank you to neighbors on D Avenue for your continued patience with construction.

Intermittent Daytime Closures Resume August 27

Crews are hoping to reopen D Avenue to through traffic by August 27, in time for school! Although the FULL closure for the entire ten blocks will be lifted, intermittent daytime closures will resume through fall, as crews finish the final stages of the project. This work involves building the stormwater rain gardens, pouring the new sidewalk, installing the bollard lighting, placing the landscaping, paving the final two-inch top lift of asphalt and miscellaneous restoration work.

Please note, there will be one more occurrence when the entire roadway will be closed and the 10th street detour will be in place – when the final top lift of asphalt is placed (currently expected in mid-late September).

Safety Reminder

Remember, the road closed signs and caution tape are there for a reason – to keep you and the crews safe. Please do your part to stay safe, keep our construction crews safe, and keep this project moving towards the finish line. Plan ahead for extra time to travel through the neighborhood.

For more information contact the project team!