Washington Avenue will close between Commercial Street and Chase Street for approximately 10 weeks beginning Monday, April 1 for the construction of the Link Washington Avenue Pedestrian Improvement project. Pedestrian access will be maintained through the duration of the project. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route.
The focus of the Link Washington Avenue Pedestrian Improvement Project is to provide safe pedestrian and bicycle access along this segment of the Link by improving visibility through the pedestrian tunnel of the railroad underpass. The project involves the construction of new retaining walls on the west side of Washington Avenue to widen the sidewalk for a multi-use path between Commercial Street and Chase Street. Improvements will also include new street lighting and upgrades to existing stormwater infrastructure.