Weekend Transformations

If you like to see “immediate” results for your tax dollars, take a drive along Third Avenue between Pike and Virginia streets tomorrow, then come back for a look-see on Monday (assuming the work isn’t postponed by rain…). Improvements to Third Avenue are a recent addition to SDOT’s busy 2009 paving season and because the roadway is a major trolley bus corridor during rush hour, downtime on the weekdays wasn’t an option. Hence the plan for two weekend transformations, the first done October 24th and 25th with crews replacing about a dozen concrete panels between Union and Spring streets from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (Sunday was just for concrete to cure).

Concrete panel work along Third Avenue Before Transformation

Concrete panel work along Third Avenue Before Transformation

Concrete panel work along Third Avenue After Transformation

Concrete panel work along Third Avenue After Transformation

This weekend crews will turn on a dime yet again, finishing improvements in only two days (unless rain douses the schedule and bumps some elements out). To get this next set of concrete panels replaced the roadway will have to be closed between Pike and Stewart streets, and Stewart and Virginia streets. Remember the closure is brief, and the “makeover” will make for a smoother ride.