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Newstead Avenue Street Improvements

L. Keeley Construction continues to work on the Newstead Ave. Street Improvement Project.

CANCELLED – NEWSTEAD STREET CLOSURE – At the METRO Track Crossing – OCTOBER 2020

METRO has developed an alternative plan to allow for the installation of the crossing signal foundations that does not require the street to be totally closed.

Lane Closures – Two (2) lands of Newstead Ave. will remain open at all times, while work is ongoing. A southbound lane of Newstead Ave. at the tracks is expected to be closed intermittently from mid-October to early December, as the work on the foundations continues.

NEWSTEAD STREET CLOSURE – RESCHEDULED – Forest Park Ave. to 4444 Forest Park Building Parking Lot Entrance – Saturday September 26, 2020

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for the Newstead Ave. Street Closure on 9/26/20.

As part of the Phase 9 Newstead Ave. Street Improvements, a street closure is needed in order to install new storm drainage piping under the road.

Lane Closures – The work will close all lanes of Newstead Ave. between Forest Park Ave. and the entrance to the 4444 Forest Park Building Employee Parking Lot on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 5AM to 10PM.

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

PHASE 6 – Newstead and Duncan Intersection – North East Corner of the Intersection

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

Phase 6 work is now 90% complete, with only the balance of the intersection widening and lighting left to complete. (Duncan/Newstead intersection signal replacement and road widening & paving will be completed in a later phase.)

Please expect traffic control measures (cones & signs) and minor construction traffic until all work is completed.

PHASE 7 – Newstead and Forest Park Intersection – East Cross Walk Areas – North and South of Forest Park Ave.
Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 7.

Phase 7 construction is 90% complete, with only the balance of the Forest Park/Newstead intersection signal replacement left to complete. Removal of the old signals and installation of the remaining sidewalk areas is underway.

Lane Closures – The balance of Phase 7 lane closures will be intermittent closures on Forest Park Ave. to allow for intersection signal replacement & removal.

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

PHASE 8 – Newstead and Forest Park Intersection – West Cross Walk Areas – North and South of Forest Park Ave.

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 8.

Phase 8 construction is 90% complete, with only the balance of the Forest Park/Newstead intersection signal replacement left to complete. Removal of the old signals and installation of the remaining sidewalk areas is underway.
Lane Closures – The balance of Phase 8 lane closures will be intermittent closures on Forest Park Ave. to allow for intersection signal replacement & removal.

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

PHASE 9 – Street Widening in Front of the 4444 Forest Park Building

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 9.

Phase 9 construction is ongoing and is expected to continue through late October/early November pending weather.

Closures – During Phase 9, the construction team will be widening Newstead Ave. in front of the 4444 Forest Park Building. The widening will involve widening the street 14’ into the existing parking lot, removing one (1) entry/exit, making modifications to adjacent sidewalks and planting areas, and re-striping the lot to accommodate the new dimensions.

Please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the 4444 parking lot and street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the area.

FUTURE WORK – PHASE 10 – Street Widening at the SLCH Daycare Site

Phase 10 construction is expected to begin work in mid-October. Phase 10 will include alterations to the intersection at the SLCH Daycare Center site on the SW corner of the Duncan Ave. and Newstead Ave. intersection.

Closures – During Phase 10, Newstead Ave. southbound lane will be closed and two (2) lanes of traffic (both northbound and southbound) will be open and shifted to the east side of the roadway. Temporary re-striping and traffic measures will be put into place.
Please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the area.

METROLINK CROSSING WIDENING – Widening the Metrolink Crossing on Newstead

The Metrolink Crossing has been removed, regraded, and the track crossing widened.

METRO is currently working to install new electrical infrastructure and signals for the recently widened crossing. Once complete, new lanes on Newstead Ave. will be able to open for use.

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

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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