With deteriorating weather conditions expected over the week, construction crews are closing a one block section of 3 Ave. S. today to complete paving. Weather permitting, a detour will be in place until Tuesday morning diverting traffic off of 3 Ave. S. between 12 A St. S. and 12 B St. S.
This paving work is part of an intersection construction project to improve pedestrian safety. The enhancements being made include the installation of flashing pedestrian lights as well as an extension of the curb called a bulb-out. A bulb-out extends the sidewalk to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and allows better sight lines for both pedestrians and approaching vehicles.
Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists around the closure. Please drive with caution in this area or choose an alternative route.
Robert Kovacs, Project Manager