Paving work hits Midland, downtown | PostIndependent.com

Paving work hits Midland, downtown

Tom Newland

Crews completed paving operations on U.S. 6 and will begin paving the detour route this week.
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Crews have completed mill and fill operations on U.S. 6 and are paving the downtown detour route and Midland Avenue this week. The paving project is anticipated to be complete in mid-June. As crews move into the downtown area (Eighth and Ninth streets) and Midland Avenue, new traffic impacts, parking closures and street closures are anticipated.

Downtown Paving

The areas are: Eighth Street from School Street to Grand Avenue, Colorado from Eighth to Ninth streets and Ninth Street between Colorado and Grand avenues. Parking in these areas will be closed for the duration of paving.

Beginning Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, crews will remove the surface of the roadway and replace with new asphalt in the downtown area. Milling will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 — anticipate increased construction noise in the area during this time. When milling operations are complete, crews will begin paving the area from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Downtown streets will be closed during working hours, and crews will open city streets at the end of each work day.

Midland Avenue

Crews will also begin milling Midland Avenue from the intersection of Devereux Road to Eighth Street the week of May 29.

Starting Wednesday, May 31, for approximately two weeks, Midland will be in an alternating one-lane configuration while crews pave the road. These areas will change, moving as the project progresses down Midland Avenue. Traffic control will maintain two lanes of traffic when possible. Fifteen-minute delays are anticipated from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Additional Traffic Impacts

Tuesday, May 30, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Ninth Street will be closed from Colorado to Grand avenues and from Cooper to Grand avenues.

Wednesday, June 31, through Friday, June 2, Eighth Street will be closed from Colorado to Grand avenues and Cooper to Grand avenues.

The I-70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp remains closed Monday through Friday from 5:30-9 a.m. The I-70 Exit 116 eastbound off-ramp is open during this time.

The I-70 Exit 114 interchange remains in one-lane configuration. Anticipate delays during peak times.


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