We are slowly approaching the end of road construction season, so everyone is pushing forward on projects that are still in the works hoping to get them done before the weather is less than cooperative.
One project starting on Monday involves the intersection of 10th Street and Sycamore Avenue. Crews will be removing and replacing retaining wall block on that intersection. There should be occasional lane closures on the outer lane north of 10th Street, which should last until the end of the month.
Near I-90 on Cliff Avenue, work presses on as crews are planning on making major jumps in their work this week. The latest news, 63rd Street is now open along Cliff Avenue to be used as additional business access and detour routes.
For the project on Kiwanis Avenue, it is now entering Phase Three of construction. Between West 12th Street and West 2nd Street, traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes of Kiwanis as construction starts on the northbound lane. The eastern portion of 9th Street and the 8th Street intersection at Kiwanis Avenue will be closed. Detour signs will direct traffic to Western Avenue, which means the intersection of 9th Street and Western Avenue will be a temporary 4-way stop. That will be back to normal by Friday.
This project has been the focus of police attention lately. The speed limit through the project area is set at 15 miles-per-hour and according to police, they have noticed several violators of that speed limit and will be watching the area as the project progresses.
The completion date for the project on Kiwanis Avenue is set for late November.