Public utility relocation from Graves Street will be concentrated within the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection before moving onto Garrett Street. To shorten the duration of work, steel plates will secure the excavation/stopping point at the end of each workday and pavement patching will be conducted by the end of the week during the day. Work will resume the evening of Sunday, October 31st to Thursday, November 4th between 7PM to 7AM. Lane configurations will change with flagging and lane closures as work progresses. Nighttime work is expected over the next several weeks as the waterline relocation continues onto Garrett Street and sanitary sewer work begins within the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection.
A temporary signal is also being erected within the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection and activities will overlap with the utility work overnight to prepare for the major, upcoming traffic shift. Most activities will be outside of the roadway, however, flaggers will be directing traffic through the intersection for certain activities spanning the roadway and to switch signal control from the old, existing signal heads on mast arms to the new, temporary signal on the span wire.
Daytime work will be completed on gas line relocation just south of the Old Avon and East South Street intersection and along East South Street on Monday, November 1st. Lane closures and flagging will be used as needed. Please pay attention to construction signage and flaggers as the old line is deactivated and new line connected to the network.
Monticello Road between Levy Avenue and Graves Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, October 31st to Friday, November 5th during the daytime hours of 7AM to 5PM. Rockingham, a subcontractor for Dominion Energy, will be excavating the intersection of Monticello Road/Graves Street to access the concrete duct bank and pull new lines to connect to the overhead poles. Workers and inspectors will ensure access is maintained to residents’ homes as needed. Service interruptions are not expected in this second phase of four to transfer power to the new lines.
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.
Additional project information can be found here: Belmont Bridge Replacement project