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NEWS RELEASE: Roadway and Sidewalk Closing - 1st Avenue NE and SE

Post Date:04/17/2017 12:38 PM
Construction work along 1st Avenue NE and SE between 1st Street NE and 1st Street SE will require roadway and sidewalk closings beginning on April 20, 2017. (See attached map.) Work includes street reconstruction, installation of sanitary sewer, and the construction of City Parking Ramp #6.

• 1st Avenue NE: Thursday, April 20 – August 1, 2017

Beginning on April 20, sanitary sewer work will start at the intersection of 1st Avenue NE and 1st Street NE. The intersection will be closed along with 1st Avenue NE to Center Street during the installation of the sanitary sewer and street reconstruction. Pedestrian traffic along the south side of 1st Street NE will need to cross 1st Avenue NE on the north side of 1st Street NE. Work is planned to be completed on 1st Avenue NE by August 1, 2017.

• 1st Avenue SE: Monday, April 24, 2017 – August 2018
Beginning on April 24, 1st Avenue SE from Center Street to the intersection of 1st Street SE will be closed. The street will be closed for the installation of sanitary sewer in 1st Avenue SE and for the construction of the City’s Parking Ramp #6. The street will not be re-opened until construction of the parking ramp is completed. The ramp is expected to be completed by August 30, 2018.

*All project dates are subject to change.

These closure will impact bus routes. Riders can check bus schedules and route information at www.rptride.com.

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are advised to use care while driving or walking through and around all work zones. Please pay close attention to traffic control signage. The cooperation and patience of the public is appreciated during construction.

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