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Archive for Thursday, March 12, 2009

Downtown crosswalks slated for repairs

Street repairs on Massachusetts Street planned to start late this month

Later this month, crews will close one lane of traffic on parts of Massachusetts Street to repair concrete crosswalks that are beginning to crumble.

March 12, 2009

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The days of one-lane traffic in downtown aren’t over quite yet.

Beginning in late March, crews will close one lane of traffic on parts of Massachusetts Street to repair crosswalks that were installed as part of last year’s downtown waterline replacement work.

The work — which is being done at no charge to the city under a warranty by the contractor — will require one-block sections to be restricted to one-way traffic for one week at a time. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday of each week and be completed on Friday of the same week.

Here are the dates and locations:

• The week of March 23 the 900 block of Massachusetts Street will be closed to southbound traffic, while half of three crosswalks are repaired.

• The week of March 30 the 900 block of Massachusetts Street will be closed to northbound traffic, while the other half of the three crosswalks are repaired.

• The week of April 6 the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street will be closed to northbound traffic while half of two crosswalks are repaired. Work also will affect traffic at the northeast corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets.

• The week of April 13 the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street will be closed to southbound traffic while the other half of the two crosswalks are repaired. Work also will affect traffic at the northwest corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets.

The work is needed because the concrete edges of the crosswalks are beginning to curl upward, said Mark Thiel, assistant public works director. The crosswalks are deteriorating as snowplows and other vehicles hit the raised edges.

Comments

Charlie Sabotage 5 years, 1 month ago

are they not constantly repairing the curbs downtown? i'm glad i don't drive down there often. it is always under repair

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