Starting on Monday, Aug. 12, the Columbia Avenue water main project will change, and limit traffic through the intersection with Capital Avenue SW.
Traffic driving east and west on Columbia will not be able to make left turns onto Capital.
In addition, the three northernmost lanes of Columbia will be closed to traffic in and around the intersection work area – that is the two westbound lanes, and the center left-turn lane. Westbound traffic will shift into one of the eastbound lanes.
The contractor may need to close business driveways in the work area. In the event of this action, signs will go up to notify neighbors and visitors where they can access those nearby businesses.
Engineers estimate this intersection work will take approximately two weeks.
We highly encourages neighbors who use Columbia Avenue to seek alternate routes in the coming weeks, as crews continue to replace the water main between Capital Avenue and Riverside Drive.
Please obey all work zone signs and be alert for lane shifts, for the safety of our workers, and fellow drivers. We expect this project to take place through late September, weather permitting. The water main has a recent history of breaks, resulting in this project.
We will share any changes or updates as work progresses. We appreciate everyone’s patience; construction in busy areas is never easy, but is important to maintaining our infrastructure in the city.