Warm Greetings to all. Construction activities for the 2017 season have come to end. Construction of the project is scheduled to start back up in April of next year. In 2018, the contractor is scheduled to complete Phase 2 work between Rownd Street and Cedar Heights Drive and Phase 3 work between Main Street and Grove Street. As we approach the Spring, stay tuned to the website for updates on when work will begin and traffic pattern changes.
If you are looking for layouts of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 project segments they can be found under the "Information Center" section of the website.
Traffic Pattern Changes - Beginning Monday, December 4, 2017
The contractor will be wrapping up construction operations for winter shutdown beginning Monday, December 4, 2017. This will result in a traffic pattern change during the winter months until construction resumes in 2018. University Avenue eastbound and westbound lanes from McClain Drive to Midway Drive will be fully open. There will be no head to head traffic during winter shutdown and the roundabout at Cedar Heights Drive will be fully functional. The attached map shows how the corridor will operate. All business and residential access will be be fully open.
Earlier today the temporary traffic signal was damaged at the intersection of University Avenue and Cedar Heights Drive. This intersection will operate as an ALL-WAY stop until the traffic signal can be replaced. The contractor is working to get this operational within the next 24 hours. For safety's sake, please take caution at the intersection and avoid entering the barricaded construction area.
Thank you for your patience.
Traffic Pattern Changes - Beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017
Beginning Thursday, September 28th, 2017, the contractor will begin road work on the north half of University Avenue from Midway Drive to west of Cedar Heights Drive. Traffic will be shifting head to head onto the south half of University Avenue as shown on the attached map. The lane closures will be in effect for eight (8) to ten (10) weeks, depending on the weather. Business access will be maintained during the lane closures.
Valley Park Drive Closure - Beginning Monday, September 18, 2017
Construction activities will be closing the NB lane of Valley Park Drive between the College Square Mall access road and University Avenue. Construction crews will be making adjustments to the curb near Carlos O'Kelly's which will make it easier to turn towards University Avenue. Traffic from the mall will be asked to use either the Boulder Drive or the Holiday Road roundabouts. Traffic can still access the mall area from University Avenue using Valley Park Drive. The closure will be in place for a few days.
Traffic Pattern Changes - Beginning Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Beginning as early as Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, the contractor will begin road work on the north half of University Avenue from Midway Drive to the west approximately 750 feet. Traffic will be shifting head to head on the south half of University Avenue as shown on the attached map. The lane closures will be in effect for ten (10) to twelve (12) weeks, depending on the weather. Business access will be maintained during the lane closures. All other traffic control in the Phase 2 project limits will remain unchanged. See the map showing how to access the area.
Traffic Pattern Changes - Beginning Monday, August 28, 2017
Traffic will be switched head to head onto the new University Avenue south (eastbound) lanes from McClain Drive to just west of Veralta Drive at Bickford Cottage. This will allow removals to begin on the existing north (westbound) lanes between McClain Drive and Bickford Cottage. Business accesses will be maintained during construction. All other traffic control in the Phase 2 project limits will remain unchanged.
University Avenue Phase 1 has been fully opened to allow traffic to travel through the site without any lane restrictions. There are a few miscellaneous items that still need to be addressed before there is no construction activity along the project. Thank you for your patience throughout the Phase 1 construction.
University Avenue from Grove Street to McClain Drive is in the last week of construction. Traffic control will be changed periodically to help construction crews finish pavement markings and landscaping items. Please use caution while driving through the project site while crews finish their work.
The University Avenue corridor was recently flown with a drone to provide updated imagery of the progress on the construction of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project. Click on the "Project Overview" tab at the top of the page of the project website to access the videos and see the construction progress. Phase 1 is almost finished while Phase 2 is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Updated May 2017