Construction Update 9/7/18

Crews placed the first base layer of asphalt on D Avenue in late August, and lifted the full closure between 1st and 10th!

The first block of D Avenue between State and 1st Street remains closed to traffic, as pedestrian curb ramp work at the intersection of State Street is not yet complete.

Check out this video of paving taking place on D at 8th Street.

Late last month, 1st Street between D and E Avenue also received a new base layer of asphalt. The final lift will be completed later this month.

Last week, some minor restoration work took place on portions of 7thbetween B and D. Trench repair work also took place on 1st, 8th and 9th Street intersections with E Avenue. Restoration work will continue over the coming weeks. 8th and 9th Streets are expected to be repaved between D and E Avenues later this month when the final lift is paved on D Avenue.

Crews are now focused on excavating the stormwater planters (treatment facilities) and raingardens, installing liners, and placing rock. This week, they’ve been working on D Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets, and will continue to work east toward State Street.

Intermittent Daytime Closures Continue

Although the full closure for D Avenue between 1st and 10th Streets has been lifted, intermittent rolling daytime road closures will be in place in the blocks where crews are working. This is expected to continue through fall, as crews work on the final stages of the project. This work involves building the stormwater rain gardens, pouring the new sidewalks, installing the bollard lighting, installing the irrigation system, placing the landscaping, paving the final two-inch top lift of asphalt and miscellaneous restoration work.

To stay updated on daily closures, visit the road closures page.

Please note, there will be one more occurrence when the entire ten blocks of D Avenue will be closed and the 10th street detour will be in place – when the final top lift of asphalt is placed (now expected in late September or early October).

State Street/Hwy. 43 Temporary Lane Closure – Late September

Crews need to rebuild new pedestrian curb ramps at the intersection of State Street (Hwy. 43) and D Avenue, and also repave this intersection. In order to safely conduct this work and to maintain a pedestrian route through this intersection, the outer southbound lane on State Street at the intersection of D Avenue will be closed 24/7 for about a week. This work is expected to occur in late September.

Warning signage will be placed on Terwilliger Boulevard and on State Street to alert drivers of the upcoming lane closure and a construction speed limit of 25 MPH will be in place. Please drive with caution, plan ahead and expect delays during this temporary closure.

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!