Two-Way Traffic Now On Central Ave.
Central Avenue’s days as a one-way street are numbered.
The popular commuter corridor from the northeast side to downtown is now a two-way street, according to the Department of Public Works (DPW). The conversion stretches from Fall Creek Pkwy N Dr. to 10th St, and between Alabama and 10th streets:
(Photo credit: Department of Public Works)
The conversion includes a bit of a makeover, complete with new pavement, curb ramps, crosswalk infrastructure, and transit boarding pads. The project came with a price tag around $2.5-million dollars.
DPW is asking drivers to watch for crews adding finishing touches to the project, such as programming traffic lights and finishing pavement markings on the streets. Lane restrictions are not expected during this final phase of construction.
All this is compelling for travelers, sure, and it’ll be interesting how traffic consistency flows from here, however, there’s still...
THE BROKEN BRIDGE
Sometime in the eighties (at least it feels that way), and much to the dismay of inbound commuters from the north side, the Central Ave. bridge over Fall Creek closed for a complete overhaul. Unfortunately, we learned over the summer that the completion date will be sometime next Spring as opposed to later this month.
Really, Central Ave. won’t feel like a fully functional commuter route until the bridge reopens.
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