The eastbound lanes of Washington Avenue between 2nd and 3rd avenues have temporarily reopened and will only be kept open as much as the project can allow. However, temporary closures are anticipated for various activities.
Eastbound traffic on Washington Avenue (County Road 152) is detoured to 4th Street between 2nd and 5th avenues. This detour will remain in place until fall.
Westbound Washington Avenue will remain open through 2017, although some short-term lane reductions are possible.
Restrictions and closures
Motorists should expect sporadic lane restrictions at both 3rd and 5th avenue intersections, both north and south of Washington Avenue. There will be continued access to businesses in the area. However, lane restrictions are to be expected.
The closures between 2nd and 3rd may happen with little or no advance warning.
There may also be temporary closures on Washington Avenue as work continues.
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Cycle track remains closed
The new cycle track (off-street bike path) will remain closed until new traffic lights with bike-specific signals are installed. This is to ensure the safety of bicyclists and other road users. If you are traveling by bicycle in the area, you may consider choosing an alternate route such as:
- 2nd Street for traveling east or west
- 3rd Street for traveling east
- 4th Street for traveling west
- West River Parkway for traveling east or west
All these routes run parallel to Washington Avenue and have dedicated bicycle infrastructure.