Updated Street Closures for 8th Street Drainage Project

February 3, 2012

The installation of a new stop sign on northbound 6th Avenue at 7th Street will occur on Monday, February 6. The new stop sign will initiate a temporary three-way stop at the intersection.

This traffic control change is in preparation of converting Sixth Avenue to two-way traffic between Sixth and Seventh Streets. When complete, the intersection will be a four-way stop.  The two-way conversion is expected to be complete in early March.

This is part of the 8th Street Drainage Improvement project bounded by Sixth Avenue on the west to Third Avenue on the east and Sixth Street on the north to Stevens Avenue on the south.  Work throughout the improvement area will necessitate multiple street closures and restrictions that will impact motorists and bicyclists.

The contractor is preparing 7th Street for paving between 5th and 3rd Avenues. When paving is complete, this section of Seventh Street will be re-opened to motorists and parking.  Paving is expected to be complete by mid-February.

The intersection of 5th Avenue and 8th Street is closed. The closure will be in place until late February while the contractor builds the 20-by-12-foot underground drainage system.

7th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, is closed through late February and the intersection of 8th Street and Herbert Avenue is closed through the end of March.

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