No work scheduled for Monday, July 4th due to the holiday.
Vehicular traffic will be flagged on Old Avon as well as East South Street to install new stormwater pipe, sanitary sewer lines and accommodate bridge construction. Old Avon may be intermittently stopped for up to 15 minute intervals as girders are placed for the new, eastern bridge over the roadway.
Monticello Road will be closed to through traffic between Graves Street and Old Avon Street to build the permanent retaining wall. Flagging of vehicular traffic may occur in this same section of Monticello Road.
The southern sidewalk along Old Avon Street is closed between Monticello Road and where it terminates near East South Street.
Vehicular traffic at the bridge on Water Street will be flagged intermittently and pedestrian travel may be intermittently stopped for up to 15 minute intervals as construction vehicles enter and leave the work zone. The northern sidewalk east of the bridge is closed and pedestrians are being directed to the southern sidewalk. Pedestrians are being directed to continue along the southern temporary sidewalk to the existing crosswalk at the Downtown Transit Station. Flagging of vehicular traffic is expected to last for several months as construction continues on the new pier and work begins on a new staircase/retaining wall.
Pedestrian travel through the existing pedestrian tunnel to/from the Downtown Mall via the Pavilion on Water Street will be shifted and/or intermittently stopped for up to 15 minute intervals as work begins on extending this tunnel to the east. This pedestrian tunnel will be fully closed within the next few weeks and the closure will be announced in an upcoming traffic alert.
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.