Public utility relocation from Graves Street will be concentrated within the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection before moving onto Garrett Street. To shorten the duration of work, steel plates will secure the excavation/stopping point at the end of each workday and pavement patching will be conducted by the end of the week during the day. Work will resume the evening of Sunday, October 24 to Thursday, October 28 between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Lane configurations will change with flagging and land closures as work progresses. No service interruptions are expected. Nighttime work is expected over the next several weeks as the waterline relocation continues onto Garrett Street and sanitary sewer work begins within the 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection.
A temporary signal will be erected within the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection over the next two weeks starting Monday, October 25 during the daytime to prepare for the major, upcoming traffic shifts. Most activities will be outside of the roadway, however, police will be directing traffic through the intersection on Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for certain activities spanning the roadway.
Daytime work has begun on gas line relocation just south of the Old Avon and East South Street intersection and will be continuing down East South Street to Sixth Street SE. Lane closures and flagging will be used as needed starting Monday, October 25 and is expected to end on Friday, October 29. Please pay attention to construction signage and flaggers as the work zone shifts from Old Avon Street onto East South Street.
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 contractor is undergrounding electrical as well as telecommunication lines to accommodate the future pedestrian underpass under 9th/Avon Street between South Street and Monticello Road and maintain service to neighboring parcels.
Work zone is posted at 25 MPH – please drive carefully with phones down.
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