Save the Date | May 22 D Avenue Block Party!

Thank you, D Avenue and First Addition Neighbors, for your patience, understanding and support while we have been building the new stormwater, water, pedestrian and pavement improvements this past year. Infrastructure affects all of us – it gets us to work, our children to school, captures and treats runoff, brings water to our taps and protects our public health. These resources improve our quality of life every day. Thank you for being part of these significant improvements!

To say thank you to neighbors, please join the Project Team, Engineering, Public Works and Library Departments for a block party celebration! Let’s commemorate the one-year anniversary of breaking ground on the D Avenue Improvement Project and to celebrate National Public Works Week (May 19-25).

Wednesday, May 22
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
On D Avenue, between 4th-5th Streets (the block in front of the Library)*

Event highlights include:

  • fun and creative games
  • guest speakers
  • ice cream and popcorn
  • equipment show and tell
  • tours of the new rain gardens
  • a Master Gardeners’ presentation on how to create your own rain garden (begins at 7 p.m. at the Library)

Bring the whole family to get a behind-the-scenes view of Oscar the Street Sweeper, climb aboard an excavator, or watch a live video of a robotic camera inspecting a sewer pipe!

Parking is limited at the library – please walk or ride your bike to this neighborhood event.

*Please note, to provide ample room for event set-up, D Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets will be closed to all traffic the day of the event. This includes no on-street parking within the block. Thank you for your understanding!  

Remaining Work

While major construction is complete, crews are expected to return for one more substantial activity – installing additional trench grate drains along the south side of the sidewalk on D Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. This is to make some adjustments and additional improvements to the drainage in this area. This work will likely require a block closure during work hours, for about week. There has been a long lead time on the materials, but crews are expecting to complete this work in late April or early May (prior to our street party!)