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Newstead Avenue street improvements project continues with phases 3, 5 and 6

Work continues to finish work on Phases 3, 3A and 5 construction, while starting work on Phase 6A of the construction on the Newstead Ave. Street Improvement Project.

CAB Daycare Parking Lot, CAB Parking Lot, Zurheide Parking Lot – Work Completing 6/19/20

As you know, the Newstead Ave. street widening has reduced the size, and has made alterations to these three lots. In order to finalize the restoration work on all three lots, during the week of June 15, 2020 portions of the parking lots will be closed to allow for re-paving and re-striping of the lots on off-hours.

Please expect the disruption, closures and presence of paving and striping equipment in the parking lots the entire week, as we work to complete and fully exit these areas.

PHASE 3 – Newstead – South of the METRO Tracks to Clayton Ave.

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 3.

Phase 3 construction is ongoing and expected to continue through the end of June, pending weather.

Lane Closures – During Phase 3, the existing north bound lane of the roadway will be closed to traffic and the center lane/universal lane will be temporarily used as the northbound lane, from Clayton Ave. to the CAB Daycare Center.

Please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the street.

PHASE 5 – Clayton Ave. West Bound Lanes – North of the right-hand turn lane at Newstead
Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 5.

Phase 5 construction is expected to start on May 4, 2020 and continue through late June, pending weather.

Lane Closures – During Phase 5, the construction team will be installing a new dedicated right hand turn lane just north of the existing west bound lane of Clayton Ave. at the Newstead Ave. intersection. Work will primarily occur behind the current curb line and in the existing parking lot.
Please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the adjacent areas.

PHASE 6A – Newstead Ave. at SLCH Garage Exit – Added dedicated right-hand turn lane onto Newstead

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 6A.

Phase 6A construction of the new SLCH Garage Exit Lane is ongoing and is expected to continue through early July, pending weather.

During Phase 6A, the construction team will be installing a new dedicated right-hand turn lane at the SLCH Garage East Exit Drive.

Lane Closures – During the week of June 15, 2020 the new exit drive lane will be poured.

During the pour – which will happen between 9 AM and 3 PM – we will be blocking the existing exit lane entirely, to allow access for the pour, by the concrete truck. Flagmen will be on site to re-route exiting traffic through the Daycare Center parking lot just during the pour.
We apologize for this inconvenience.

Once the new drive lane is poured, the existing 9’ exit lane will be re-opened to allowing existing garage exiting to continue during the balance of construction.

Please expect construction activities to occur, and equipment and materials to be stored next to the exit lane.

Please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the adjacent areas.

If your commute to work includes driving Newstead Ave., please plan additional time for your commute to work, in anticipation of delays, congestion, changes to traffic and traffic patterns due to construction during this project.

Your patience and cooperation, while we work to improve the campus, is sincerely appreciated.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Lauren Leonard, WUSM Project Manager

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