This Wednesday, from 9 AM to 3 PM, we’ll be pouring the center lane on 23rd Ave S between S Dearborn St and S Lane St. What this means for you is that when we pour, 23rd Ave S between S Massachusetts St and S Jackson St will be local access only. This means that people who live, work, play, or shop on or near 23rd Ave S in this stretch can continue to do so. All other through traffic will be detoured to Martin Luther King Jr Way S. See below for details. Thanks again for your patience!
What does Local Access Only mean?
If you live, work, shop, or play on or near 23rd Ave S between S Massachusetts St and S Jackson St, you will still be able to get to your destination. Please let the flagger know where you are going and they’ll get you there. Note, travel times may be longer. If you are passing through the area going north on 23rd Ave S, you will be detoured to Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
What does this work mean for your driveway?
During the pour, all driveways between S Dearborn St and S Lane St will be not be accessible. If you live on the west side of the street in this stretch, we’re advising you to move your car before 7am on Wednesday and not use your driveway until after 5pm.
If you live on the east side of the street, you should be receiving notification to move your car to a side street and plan to return Friday morning. The reason for this extended closure is because we have to form the new lane on Tuesday, pour it on Wednesday, and then the new concrete needs time to set (harden) on Thursday.
What else should you expect?
- There will be a slight bump in side street traffic on Wednesday.
- We are placing NO PARKS on S Lane St between 23rd Ave S and 24th Ave S to keep local traffic moving.
- Expect traffic to be slower than normal in this area.