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Reminder – 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.

PHASE 3A – Newstead – In front of the CAB Daycare Center

Phase 3A construction is substantially complete, and the CAB Daycare Center entrance has been re-opened in place.

Please anticipate congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the adjacent 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 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 started on May 4th and continues 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 is expected to start on June 1 and continue through early July, pending weather.

Lane Closures – During Phase 6A, the construction team will be installing a new dedicated right-hand turn lane at the SLCH Garage East Exit Drive. During the widening work, a 9’ wide drive lane will be maintained at all times, allowing existing garage exiting to continue during 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.

Categories: Facilities Operations Update