A sanitary sewer pipe that has been installed on Garrett Street and within the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection is now being installed within the right, northbound lane of 9th/Avon Street towards Graves Street. Two lanes of travel will be maintained on 9th/Avon with the northbound traffic shifted to the west between Levy/Garrett and Graves. The southbound left turn lanes onto Graves Street and Levy Avenue will be closed. Please drive slow within the work area, pay attention to the shifted northbound lane and follow instruction from uniformed construction workers. Sewer service will not be interrupted and this work is expected to be complete this week.
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 eastern sidewalk along 9th/Avon Street will be closed between Levy Avenue and Graves Street for the week. The western crosswalk across Graves Street will be closed as needed with pedestrians directed to the other, open crosswalks at the mid-block crossing at Graves and the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett signalized intersection.
Vehicular traffic will be flagged on Old Avon as well as East South Street to install new stormwater pipe.
Graves Street between 9th/Avon and Monticello Road as well as Monticello Road between Graves Street and Old Avon will be flagged intermittently to accommodate private utility relocation. These impacts are expected through the end of May 2022. Work will be completed on the southern shoulder of Levy Avenue at the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett signalized intersection. The eastern crosswalk across Levy Avenue 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett signalized intersection will also be closed with pedestrians directed to the other three, open crosswalks.
The southern sidewalk along Old Avon Street is 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 to set and operate the crane.
Vehicular traffic at the bridge on Water Street will be flagged intermittently as construction vehicles enter and leave the work zone. The northern sidewalk under the bridge is closed and pedestrians are being directed to the southern sidewalk. Two new, ADA ramps have been constructed to allow pedestrians to cross Water Street under the bridge or pedestrians may choose to use the existing crosswalk at the Downtown Transit Station. Flagging of vehicular traffic and the northern sidewalk closure are expected to last for several months as construction continues on the new pier and work begins on a new detention system.
Grading on Water Street near the existing pedestrian tunnel to/from the Downtown Mall via the Pavilion on Water Street will continue. Pedestrian travel through the tunnel will be intermittently stopped for up to 15 minute intervals.
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).