TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of April 25th-29th, 2022 – NEW: Vehicular travel restricted on Old Avon and Garrett Street. NEW: Work Zone being established within 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection. Flagging on Garrett Street, East South Street, Old Avon Street, Graves Street and Monticello Road. Sidewalk Closure on 9th/Avon Street, Garrett Street, Old Avon Street and Graves Street. Crosswalk closure on the southern leg across Old Avon, the western leg across Garrett and the northern leg across 9th/Avon at the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection. Water Street under the Bridge - Vehicular traffic flagged, southern sidewalk closed and northern sidewalk intermittently stopped. Intermittent pedestrian travel stoppages in pedestrian tunnel to/from the Downtown Mall via the Pavilion on Water Street.
A sanitary sewer pipe is being relocated on Garrett Street. Garrett Street will be closed between 310 Avon Street and the signalized intersection of 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy AND Old Avon reopened when crews are not on site starting Friday, April 22nd. The detour route is Old Avon to East South Street to 6th Street SE. Garrett Street will be reopened to WESTBOUND vehicular travel between 6th Street SE and the signalized intersection of 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy AND Old Avon closed when crews are on site starting again on Monday, April 25th. Eastbound vehicular traffic must use either Monticello Avenue to access 9th/Avon Street or 6th Street SE to East South Street to Old Avon to Monticello Road to 9th/Avon Street. Sewer service will not be interrupted. Work will be proceeding to the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection mid-week with Garrett Street and Old Avon reopening. Please drive slow within the work area, pay attention to the changing work zone and follow instruction from uniformed construction workers.
To accommodate this 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 northern sidewalk on Garrett Street will be closed between the driveway entrance to 310 Avon Street to Old Avon with pedestrians directed to the southern sidewalk. The southern crosswalk across Old Avon, the western crosswalk across Garrett and the northern crosswalk across 9th/Avon at the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy signalized intersection will be closed with pedestrians directed to the mid-block crossing at Graves Street and the other 2 open crosswalks at the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy signalized intersection.
Vehicular traffic will be flagged on Old Avon as well as East South Street to install new stormwater pipe.
The eastern sidewalk along 9th/Avon Street will be closed between Levy Avenue and Graves Street to relocate private utility lines. Pedestrians will be directed to the mid-block crossing at Graves Street across 9th/Avon Street as well as to the open crosswalks at 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection. Graves Street between 9th/Avon and Monticello Road as well as Monticello Road between Graves Street and Old Avon will be flagged intermittently. These impacts are expected through mid-May 2022.
The southern sidewalk along Old Avon Street is closed between Monticello Road and where it terminates near East South Street.
Monticello Road will be flagged intermittently between Graves Street and Old Avon Street to set and operate the crane. The northern sidewalk along Graves Street will be closed between Monticello Road and 9th/Avon Street.
Vehicular traffic under the bridge and east of the bridge on Water Street will be flagged intermittently as construction vehicles enter and leave the work zone where a new construction entrance is being erected and grading operations performed. The southern sidewalk will be closed and pedestrians will be directed to the northern sidewalk. Both impacts are expected for several months as construction continues on the new pier.
Grading on Water Street near the existing pedestrian tunnel to/from the Downtown Mall via the Pavilion on Water Street will begin. Pedestrian travel through the tunnel as well as 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.
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