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Summer construction work starts Monday

Submitted by on 1, June 11, 2009 – 5:45 amNo Comment

8What’s summer without a few little road construction projects? The city’s been good enough to pass along word of potential delays caused by two such projects in the coming week, and we’re passing them along to you so you can avoid the traffic tangle.

This Monday, June 15 marks the start date on work to build curb extensions in front of the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex and to reconstruct the adjacent alley driveway. The contractor, AMECA General Engineering, will also install a dozen bike racks at the Central Avenue entrance to Parking Lot C.

Construction on the improvements, which are intended to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to downtown, will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an estimated completion date in early July. The construction will block on-street parking and the bike lane on Central Avenue between Park Street and Oak Street, and you can expect traffic to be a little bit slower.

Meanwhile, the construction of the Willie Stargell Avenue extension will take place from from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 18. Contractor Top Grade Construction will temporarily close one of the two traffic lanes to place barriers on Webster Street, north of Atlantic Avenue. They’re saying the noise on this one will be minor.

And don’t forget the High Street bridge closures, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays through the end of August, for seismic work.

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