Newstead Ave. Street Improvements Project Continues – Street Closure, Phases 9, 10 and Newstead Paving
November 30, 2020
L. Keeley Construction continues to work on the Newstead Ave. Street Improvement Project.
SECOND NEWSTEAD STREET CLOSURE – At the METRO Track Crossing – December 14, 2020 at 5am thru December 22, 2020 at 5pm
Please see the diagram of the construction area for the Newstead Ave. Street Closure planned for Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5am to Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5pm
In order for METRO and the construction team to complete the signal replacement at the Newstead Ave. METRO Track Crossing, METRO will need to conduct a second street closure at either side of the tracks.
The closure is needed to finish the installation and replacement of the METRO crossing signals.
Lane Closures – All lanes of Newstead Ave. on either side of the track crossing will be closed to all through traffic. Access to and from all side streets, garages and buildings will remain open and accessible during signal installation and replacement operations.
PHASE 9 – Street Widening in Front of the 4444 Forest Park Building
Please see the diagram of the construction area for Phase 9.
Phase 9 construction is ongoing and is expected to continue through mid-January 2021 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 entry/exit, making modifications to adjacent sidewalks and planting areas, and restriping 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.
PHASE 10 – Street Widening at the SLCH Daycare Site
Please see the diagram of the construction area for Phase 10.
Phase 10 construction is ongoing and is expected to continue through late January/early February 2021.
Phase 10 includes the replacement of the Duncan Avenue and Newstead Avenue intersection. The work includes the replacement of all signalization of the intersection, and re-alignment of the roadway at the NW (4444) and SW (SLCH Daycare Center) corners of the intersection.
Closures – During Phase 10, Newstead Avenue southbound lane will be closed and two lanes of traffic (both northbound and southbound) will be open and shifted to the east side of the roadway. In addition, drive lanes, turn lanes and through traffic at the intersection will be temporarily narrowed to statutory minimums. 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.
NEWSTEAD RE-PAVING – As of November 20, 2020, the scope of work for the Newstead Ave. Street Improvements south of the Metrolink tracks is 95% complete, with paving operations 100% complete. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as work was ongoing.
Due to seasonal weather, final paving of Newstead Ave. north of the Metrolink tracks to Forest Park Ave. is expected to be delayed until March/April 2021 when Phases 9 and 10 are done, and the asphalt plants open back up.
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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