TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Weeks of June 20-24, 2022 AND June 27-July 1, 2022 – Closure of through traffic on Monticello Road between Graves Street and Old Avon. Flagging on East South Street, Old Avon Street, Graves Street, Monticello Road and Water Street. Sidewalk Closure on 9th/Avon Street, Old Avon Street and Water Street. Crosswalk closure at midblock crossing of Water Street under Belmont Bridge.
Vehicular traffic will be flagged on Old Avon as well as East South Street to install new stormwater pipe, sanitary sewer lines and accommodate bridge construction.
Graves Street between 9th/Avon and Monticello Road as well as Monticello Road between Graves Street and Old Avon will be flagged intermittently to accommodate private utility relocation. These impacts are expected through mid-July 2022.
Monticello Road will be closed to through traffic between Graves Street and Old Avon Street to build the permanent retaining wall.
To accommodate private 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 eastern sidewalk along 9th/Avon Street will be closed between Levy Avenue and Graves Street during work hours.
The southern sidewalk along Old Avon Street is closed between Monticello Road and where it terminates near East South Street.
Vehicular traffic at the bridge on Water Street will be flagged intermittently and pedestrian travel may be intermittently stopped for up to 15 minute intervals as construction vehicles enter and leave the work zone. The northern sidewalk east of the bridge is closed and pedestrians are being directed to the southern sidewalk. Pedestrians will be directed to either the two new, ADA ramps to cross Water Street under the bridge and or to continue along the southern temporary sidewalk to the existing crosswalk at the Downtown Transit Station. Flagging of vehicular traffic is expected to last for several months as construction continues on the new pier and work begins on a new staircase/retaining wall.
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.
Visit www.belmontbridge.org for Belmont Bridge Project Information.