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.
Holiday Road Roundabout Detour - Beginning Monday, July 17, 2017
All Westbound University Avenue traffic will be detoured around the Holiday Road Roundabout to allow for construction activities. The detour route sends traffic north on Melrose Drive and then west and south on Holiday Road back to University Avenue. Any traffic wishing to travel north onto Holiday Road will be directed to Melrose Drive and around the detour route. The closure at the Holiday Road Roundabout will be in place for a few days. Please follow detour route signage for the correct alternative route.
Traffic Pattern Changes - Beginning Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The next segment of the proposed frontage road paving has been completed from Clear View Services to Regions Bank. This will allow traffic will be switched into the next stage of the frontage road. The traffic closure will be shifted west and there will no longer be access from Cedar Heights Drive onto the frontage road. Regions Bank drive through customers will exit heading east on the frontage road to Midway Drive. All access to businesses on the frontage road will need to use Midway Drive. All other traffic control in the Phase 2 project limits will remain unchanged.
North Frontage Road Business Access Routes
North Frontage Road construction activity is on the last section of roadway. The construction area will be from the west driveway for Days Inn to the Clarion Inn front parking lot. All businesses will use Melrose Drive for access except Clarion Inn. Access to Clarion Inn will depend on the type of vehicle where large vehicles will use Waterloo Road and passenger vehicles can use Blackhawk Village Drive. Directional business signage will be updated accordingly to reflect the access to each business.
Construction activities will remain in the center of each roundabout, in the median of University Avenue, and around the Waterloo Road intersection. Construction crews will be working on the finishing touches for the project.
Updated May 2017