No work will be performed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
Vehicular traffic will be flagged on Old Avon as well as East South Street to install new stormwater pipe and sanitary sewer lines.
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. Work will be completed on the southern shoulder of Levy Avenue at the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett signalized intersection. These impacts are expected through mid-June 2022.
To accommodate this private 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 during work hours. The eastern crosswalk across Levy Avenue at the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett signalized intersection will also be closed with pedestrians directed to the other three, open crosswalks. 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.
The southern sidewalk along Old Avon Street is closed between Monticello Road and where it terminates near East South Street.
Monticello Road will be closed to through traffic between Graves Street and Old Avon Street to build the foundation and permanent retaining wall.
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 and along Water Street 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).
Work zone is posted at 25 MPH – please drive carefully with phones down.