Upcoming Construction and Street Closures in 4th Avenue Area

December 27, 2011

The 8th Street Drainage Improvement project will bring various street closures in the coming days to the area bounded by 6th Avenue on the west to 3rd Avenue on the east and by 6th Street on the north to Stevens Avenue on the south.

This project falls in and around the popular 4th Avenue shopping area. Some of the work will directly impact 4th Avenue.

  • 3rd Avenue, just north of 7th Street will be closed while the contractor builds a catch basin beneath the roadway. If construction is not complete by Friday, Dec. 23, the contractor will plate the roadway and re-open it to traffic. Work will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
  • Dec. 27 through Dec. 28, the contractor will install storm drain through the intersection of 7th Street and 4th Avenue. 4th Avenue, between 6th Street and 8th Street will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic.
  • Beginning Dec. 27, 7th Street, between 4th and 3rd Avenues, will be closed to bicycle and vehicular traffic. This closure will be in place through January 6, 2012.
  • Beginning January 3, 2012, the intersection of 5th Avenue/8th Street will be closed. The closure will be in place for approximately 6 weeks while the contractor builds the 20’ X 12’ underground drainage system.
  • Beginning January 3, 2012, 7th Street, between 6th Avenue and Arizona Avenue, will be closed for approximately 6 weeks.
  • January 3 through January 13, 2012, the intersection of 8th Street/Herbert Avenue will be closed.
  • The intersection of 5th Avenue/7th Street is closed. Access to businesses will be maintained. This intersection is expected to remain closed through approximately January 13, 2012.

Traffic control on Herbert and Hoff Avenues, between 6th Street and 9th Street only, has been changed to allow for two-way travel.

Business and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work area.

The traveling public can expect delays when driving, bicycling or walking in this work area. For your safety, please observe all traffic control signage, message boards, and obey reduced speed limits. Watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.