Road Work 9-13-09
16th Street/Arizona Avenue intersection improvements
Maple Avenue will be closed at 16th Street beginning Tuesday to allow the contractor to complete the water transmission line at the west end of the 16th Street/Arizona Avenue project, which will be followed by complete surface reconstruction. 16th Street will continue to have one lane of traffic open in each direction at this intersection. Access to Wendy's/Liquid Fuels and Motel 6 will require motorists to use 1st Avenue south to 17th Street, then north on Maple to enter through the southern driveway of the Wendy's parking lot. This phase of construction is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks. Access to the Cigar Shop should now be attained through the Chretin's parking lot.
Left turns are prohibited along 16th Street between Riley Avenue and up to but not including 1st Avenue. Motorists should leave a few minutes early and plan ahead to compensate for left turn restrictions. Note and observe detour signs and traffic control devices, as they may change.
Avenue A widening
24th Street is expected be reduced to one lane in each direction this week while work at the intersection of Avenue A and 24th Street continues.
Paving continues on the eastern side of Avenue A. North-south traffic along the avenue has been moved to the east-side lanes between 16th and 19th streets.
The overall project involves the widening of Avenue A to double the current number of through-traffic lanes, as well as intersection improvements at 16th Street and 24th Street and a water main improvement just south of 24th Street. Through traffic during the duration of this project is advised to used 4th Avenue or Avenue B for north-south travel when possible. Motorists detouring through surrounding residential neighborhoods or who are using 8th Avenue are asked to please observe residential street speed limits of 25 mph.
Magnolia Avenue is closed north of 5th Street to 1st Street for road reconstruction. Magnolia has now been paved between 5th and 8th streets but may close temporarily there for adjustments. For north-south travel between 1st and 8th streets, use Avenue A or Avenue B. Construction is expected to be completed in the next 2-3 weeks.
Arizona Avenue south of 32nd Street
Arizona Avenue is closed at the southern side of 32nd Street while city crews pump a sewer line clear that was damaged following a recent heavy rainstorm. Traffic signals are out at that intersection, which is operating as a four-way stop until repairs can be made. Motorists needing access to areas south of 32nd Street should use 4th Avenue extension.