Downtown Briefs April 2016

Posted: April 1st, 2016 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments


Lane closures and pedestrian detours in Gaslamp Quarter 

As part of the Downtown “Rapid Stations Project,” a total of 11 new stations will be built on and along the Broadway corridor to serve routes that terminate Downtown. The stations include wider sidewalks, new sidewalk pavers, resurfaced roads with new striping as well as pylons with Rapid branding.

As a result, additional traffic control measures will be put into place on both the north and south sides of Broadway between Fourth and Fifth avenues in the Gaslamp Quarter to accommodate ongoing construction of a pair of new Rapid stations being installed on that block.

Gaslamp Rapid constructionStarting the week of March 28 a portion of the sidewalk on the south side of Broadway (eastbound) will be closed as crews work in the basement of a building at Broadway and Fifth Avenue and on the sidewalk.

Pedestrians will be routed around the construction zone to a protected walkway in the parking lane. Both eastbound traffic lanes on Broadway will remain open.

Beginning the week of April 4, the sidewalk will be closed on the north side of Broadway (westbound), as crews complete structural work in the basement of a building at Broadway and Fourth Avenue.

Pedestrians will be routed into a protected walkway in the street. A single westbound traffic lane on the north side of the street will be closed to traffic until this work is complete. One westbound lane will remain open throughout the construction period.

Access to local businesses in the area will be maintained at all times.

To ensure public safety, pedestrians are urged to stay in designated walkways and follow the detour. Motorists should use caution while driving through the construction zone.

At a later date, crews will return to install trees and signage.

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