FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2021
Week of December 13th -17th - Flagging on Garrett Street, Levy Avenue, Graves Street and East South Street. Levy Avenue closed to westbound traffic onto 9th/Avon Street. Sidewalk Closure on Garrett Street and Old Avon Street. Daytime through traffic restriction on Monticello Road between Graves Street and Old Avon 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 13th – 17th. Levy Avenue will be restricted Monday, December 13th to only incoming traffic from 9th/Avon Street. Vehicles exiting Levy Avenue will be directed to Monticello Avenue. Vehicular traffic will be flagged intermittently at these various locations as well in the daytime as connection points are unearthed, tested, disinfected and tied-in to activate the new waterline over the next two weeks. The disturbed area on Garrett Street, 9th/Avon and Graves 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 13th – 17th. Work will be completed with flagging of vehicular traffic in the daytime and no service interruptions are expected. The disturbed areas on East South Street will also be repaved.
Duct bank construction will begin on the NW corner of Old Avon Street and Garrett Street the week of December 13th – 17th. 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 Graves Street and Old Avon Street will be closed to through vehicular traffic December 13th – 17th during the daytime. Mastec, a subcontractor for Dominion Energy, will be finishing pulling new lines through the duct banks to connect to the overhead poles and setting a new transformer. Service interruptions are not expected in this second phase of four to transfer power to the new lines. A crane will also be arriving to start removing full sections of the eastern bridge.
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.
Visit www.belmontbridge.org for Belmont Bridge Project Information.
Interim Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville