Construction continues along the Grant Avenue Parkway as contractor crews focus on sections 3 and 4 located north of Parkview High School where utility work and the beginning stages of roadway improvements are beginning to take shape.
Crews anticipate expanding construction north into the West Central neighborhood this fall depending on progress and conditions in sections 3 and 4. The acquisition of necessary right-of-way easements directly along the route also continues to progress.
Section 2 (Sunshine to Ildereen)
Grant Avenue has reopened to two-way traffic between Ildereen and Sunshine streets using a temporary pavement surface. With heavy construction equipment still expected to use this route, the final asphalt pavement is not planned for application until construction is complete between Sunshine and University.
The City is still in the process of acquiring necessary right-of-way easements between Sunshine and University streets so Parkway improvements can be constructed. This work will require various lane closures and traffic impacts at the intersection. Details of the traffic impacts will be communicated as soon as updated information is available.
Section 3 & 4 (Catalpa to State)
Grant Avenue is currently one-way southbound only using the west side of the roadway from Meadowmere to Grand. Construction crews have finished up utility work in this section and are finishing up concrete work along the east side of the roadway. In late September crews expected to shift construction activity to the west and move the southbound lane over to the east side of the road. The one-way traffic condition in these sections is expected to remain through the winter.
Some property owners directly impacted by the project in these sections may have begun to receive communication via mail regarding needed right-of-way easements. This outreach will be conducted in phases with several groups of property owners set to receive letters through the fall.
Section 5 (State to Walnut)
As utility work wraps up in section 4, construction crews are gearing up to begin utility relocations north of State Street. This will require the closure of Grant Avenue to southbound traffic only using a single lane of traffic. Northbound traffic is advised to follow the posted detours generally utilizing Campbell Avenue. This one-way shift is expected to take place in early fall depending on construction progress and conditions in other sections of the Parkway. Information will be communicated as soon as details are available.
For more information about the Grant Avenue Parkway project and to sign up for regular project updates, visit grantavenueparkway.com