As the result of damage to a utility trench from weekend rain events, the southbound lane of Emmet St will be closed for 48-72 hours beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021. All southbound traffic will be detoured to Massie Rd and Copeley Rd. Local traffic will be allowed for access to the garage at Rothery Rd.
The construction in this area is being conducted by Directional Services Inc. (DSI) on work for the City of Charlottesville’s Department of Utilities along Emmet Street near the intersection of Ivy Road . The contractor is relocating a natural gas pipeline from the west side of Emmet Street (Old Cavalier Inn Side) to the east side (Carr’s Field Side) of Emmet Street to accommodate the University of Virginia’s Ivy Corridor Project.