A sanitary sewer pipe is being relocated on Garrett Street. Work has been completed within the Garrett Street/6th Street SE intersection. Garrett Street will be closed to vehicular travel between 6th Street SE and Old Avon Street on Sunday evening, March 27th. Access will be maintained to the two driveways on Garrett Street from the east (9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection). The vehicular detour is along 6th Street SE to East South Street to Old Avon. Work will progress to the east along Garrett Street with additional traffic impacts that will be announced in future traffic alerts. Sewer service will not be interrupted.
To accommodate this utility work, segments of sidewalk and crosswalks will also be closed as work progresses. No street will have both sides of the sidewalk closed at the same time. The northern sidewalk on Garrett Street will be closed between 6th Street SE and the driveway entrance to 310 Avon Street with pedestrians directed to the southern sidewalk. The eastern crosswalk at the Garrett/6th Street intersection will be closed with pedestrians directed to use the other three, open crosswalks..
Vehicular traffic will be flagged on Old Avon as well as East South Street between 6th Street SE and Old Avon to install new stormwater pipe.
The eastern sidewalk along 9th/Avon Street will be closed between Levy Avenue and Graves Street to relocate private utility lines. Pedestrians will be directed to the mid-block crossing at Graves Street across 9th/Avon Street as well as the crosswalks at 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection. This closure is expected through the end of March 2022.
The southern sidewalk along Old Avon Street will be closed between Monticello Road and where it terminates near East South Street.
Monticello Road will be flagged intermittently between Graves Street and Old Avon Street as a temporary wall is erected to prepare for the permanent wall/bridge construction. The northern sidewalk along Graves Street will be closed between Monticello Road and 9th/Avon Street.
Travel along Water Street will be impacted during the day as the final bridge pier is demolished. Vehicular traffic under the bridge will be flagged. The southern sidewalk will be closed and pedestrians will be directed to the northern sidewalk.
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 pedestrian pushbuttons at the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection have been relocated to the large, wooden signal poles (NE, NW and SW corners) and an auxiliary wooden post with metal conduit (SE corner).