A sanitary sewer pipe is being relocated on Garrett Street. Garrett Street will remain closed to vehicular travel between 6th Street SE and Old Avon Street. 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. Towards the end of the week, if work continues on the same pace, westbound vehicular traffic will be reopened on this section of Garrett with flagging and Old Avon will be closed at the signalized intersection of 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy. 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 OR between the driveway etrance to 310 Avon Street to Old Avon with pedestrians directed to the southern sidewalk. The eastern and western crosswalk at the Garrett/6th Street intersection will be closed (one at a time) with pedestrians directed to use the other three, open crosswalks. The southern crosswalk across Old Avon and the western crosswalk across Garrett at the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy signalized intersection will be closed with pedestrians directed to the other three, open crosswalks.
Vehicular traffic will be flagged on Old Avon as well as East South Street 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. Graves Street between 9th/Avon and Monticello Road as well as Monticello Road between Graves Street and Old Avon will be flagged intermittently. These impacts are expected through the end of April 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.
Vehicular traffic under the bridge on Water Street will be flagged intermittently as construction vehicles enter and leave the work zone. The southern sidewalk will be closed and pedestrians will be directed to the northern sidewalk. Both impacts are expected for several months as construction begins on the new pier.
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).