|Traffic and Construction Updates|
Updated April 29, 2015:
Milling operations are scheduled to begin along Charles Street between 25th and 29th Streets on or about the week of May 1st weather permitting. Paving will follow once the milling work is finished. During this time, temporary parking restrictions will be implemented so that this work can be completed. Permanent parking signs will also be installed over the next few weeks, and motorists are encouraged to pay close attention to any posted parking restrictions. We are nearing the completion of this project and greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation.
Updated June 24, 2014:
The intersection of Greenway and 34th Street will re-open the week of 6/23/2014 weather permitting. Additional work will occur over the coming weeks that will not require a full closure of the intersection. Due to the re-opening of the intersection, the temporary detour allowing access to 34th Street from Charles and 33rd will be removed. Vehicular traffic wishing to access 34th Street will travel south on Greenway from University Parkway and will be able to turn right on 34th Street to access Charles Street and University Parkway or turn left on 34th Street toward St. Paul Street. Parking will be allowed on Charles st from Greenway to University. The parking lane will have the appropriate markings.
Updated April 9, 2014:
On or about 4/17/14 a temporary detour of vehicular traffic will be set up for access to 34th Street due to the reconstruction of Greenway and 34th Streets. Vehicles will not be able to access 34th Street from Greenway. To access 34th Street, vehicles traveling on Greenway will be detoured north onto Charles Street to access St. Paul and 33rd Streets. From 33rd Street vehicles will turn right onto Charles to access 34th Street. This detour is temporary and access to 34th Street from Greenway will be reopened once the work is completed. Progress continues and we thank community members for your continued cooperation and patience as these improvements are constructed. We anticipate that the project will be completed Fall 2014.
Updated November 25, 2013:
On or about Monday December 2- The parking area between 29th and 31st Streets will no longer be available for public parking. This is being implemented so the contractor can begin the process of rebuilding the northbound travel lanes.
Update June 3, 2013:
On or about Monday, June 10- Northbound Charles Street will be closed between 33rd and 34th Streets. Weather and unforeseen conditions can always delay the work. This closure is being implemented to begin the installation of the public art plaza between 33rd and 34th Streets and will remain for the duration of the project. Vehicles traveling northbound on Charles Street will continue to be diverted at 28th Street to continue north on Calvert Street; southbound travelers will continue to use St. Paul Street. Local traffic proceeding north on Charles Street past 28th Street will have to turn left or right at 33rd street. Traffic turning right will proceed eastbound on 33rd street to Calvert Street to continue to follow the signed detour. Traffic turning left will proceed westbound on 33rd Street to Art Museum Drive.
Updated April 29, 2013:
The detour for phase 1 of the Charles Street Reconstruction Project will be implemented on or about May 6, 2013. Weather and unforeseen conditions can always delay the work. North Charles Street through traffic will be maintained from 25th Street to 28th Street. Charles Street from 28th Street to University Parkway will be open only to northbound local traffic and emergency vehicles. Throughout the duration of the project, businesses will remain open. Vehicles traveling northbound on Charles Street will be diverted at 28th Street to continue north on Calvert Street; southbound travelers will use St. Paul Street. East-west Streets will remain open throughout the project (including the connection between Art Museum Drive and 33rd Street), except for periodic weekend closures on Charles Street between 25th and 28th Streets. This project will cause a decrease in unrestricted parking spots during construction. Some parking spots will remain on Charles Street for local and business parking. Residential Parking Permits (RPP) will be maintained throughout construction. Please be aware the majority of the parking during construction will be temporary back-in angle parking.
Update December 14, 2012:
On Monday, December 17 the contractors will be turning on temporary lighting from 29th to University. (The temporary lighting is mainly on the east side of Charles Street.)
As construction progresses, temporary lane closures may be implemented within the project area. Travelers in the area should be advised that vehicle capacity will be diminished within the work zone. Commuters should expect delays in this area, particularly during peak hour travel times and the use of alternate routes is strongly encouraged to avoid delays. Motorists should also pay close attention to posted parking signs within the work zone, as parking patterns have been changed along this stretch of Charles Street.
Throughout the duration of the project, businesses will remain open and local traffic along Charles Street will be maintained.
(Updated October 10, 2012)