FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2021
Week of December 6th -10th - Flagging on Garrett Street, Levy Avenue, Graves Street and East South Street. Sidewalk Closure on Garrett Street and Old Avon Street. Daytime through traffic restriction on Monticello Road between Levy Avenue and Graves Street
Public utility relocation continues - Garrett Street between 9th/Avon and 6th Street SE, 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy intersection, Levy Avenue, Graves Street between 9th/Avon and Monticello Road - for the week of December 6th – 10th. Vehicular traffic will be flagged intermittently at these various locations in the daytime as connection points are unearthed, tested, disinfected and tied-in to activate the new waterline for next week. The disturbed area on Garrett Street between 9th/Avon and 6th Street SE (mainly within on-street parking spaces) will also be re-paved.
Waterline work will continue on East South Street between Old Avon Street and 6th Street SE the week of December 6th – 10th. Work will be completed with flagging of vehicular traffic in the daytime and no service interruptions are expected.
Duct bank construction will begin on the NW corner of Old Avon Street and Garrett Street the week of December 6th – 10th. The southern sidewalk will be closed along Garrett Street between 9th/Avon and 6th Street SE and pedestrians will be redirected to the northern sidewalk. The western sidewalk along Old Avon Street between Garrett Street and South Street SE will also be closed.
Monticello Road between Levy Avenue and Graves Street will be closed to through vehicular traffic the week of December 6th – 10th weekdays during the daytime hours of 7AM to 5PM. On Monday, Caton will be working on the waterline with Mastec, a subcontractor for Dominion Energy, starting Tuesday excavating the intersection of Monticello Road/Graves Street to access the concrete duct bank and pull new lines to connect to the overhead poles. Workers and inspectors will ensure access is maintained to residents’ homes as needed. Service interruptions are not expected in this second phase of four to transfer power to the new lines.
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project area and access to private parcels will be accommodated.
Construction is being conducted by Caton Construction Group, Inc. for the City of Charlottesville’s Department of Public Works. The pedestrian pushbuttons at the 9th/Avon/Levy/Garrett intersection have been relocated to the large, wooden signal poles (NE, NW and SW corners) and an auxiliary wooden post with metal conduit (SE corner).
Work zone is posted at 25 MPH – please drive carefully with phones down.
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Interim Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville