To facilitate continued utility relocation activities and accommodate future traffic shifts, the median was removed on 9th/Avon Street. 9th/Avon Street will be reduced to two lanes to pave the area where the median has been removed on the evening of Sunday, October 3rd between 7PM to 7AM. Construction vehicles will be entering/exiting the work zone within 9th/Avon Street on a limited basis and traffic will be monitored by onsite inspectors.
Public utility relocation will begin on Graves Street between Monticello Road and 9th/Avon Street, with flagging of traffic, from the evening of Monday, October 4th to Thursday, October 8th between 7PM to 7AM. Pavement patching will be conducted at the end of the week. No water service interruptions are expected. Nighttime lane closures are expected over the next several weeks as utility relocation continues onto 9th/Avon Street with a lane closure northbound.
Daytime work will begin on a duct bank along the corner of Garrett Street and Old Avon now that supply issues have been resolved. Lane closures and flagging will be used as needed starting Wednesday, October 6th and extending into next week until completion. Please pay attention to construction signage and flaggers as the work zone shifts from Old Avon Street onto Garrett Street as work progresses.
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project area and access to private parcels will be accommodated.
Construction is being conducted by Caton Construction Group, Inc. for the City of Charlottesville’s Department of Public Works. The contractor is undergrounding electrical as well as telecommunication lines to accommodate the future pedestrian underpass under 9th/Avon Street between South Street and Monticello Road and maintain service to neighboring parcels.
Work zone is posted at 25 MPH – please drive carefully with phones down.