Work is underway to rehabilitate the roadway, giving the community a better driving surface, as well as repairing the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Phase I night paving operation is complete as Thursday morning (June 9th). Signage and striping night time work will take place June 12 to June 22. Construction crews will perform pavement striping on East Blithedale with minimal noise impact from US 101 to Amicita Avenue. Nighttime working hours are from 7:00 pm – 6:00 am.
New Permanent Traffic Pattern Change (Ashford / Meadow):
Starting Thursday, June 16, 2022: The slip lane into Ashford Avenue from westbound Blithedale Avenue will be restricted to bikes and emergency vehicles only.
New Bike Facilities on East Blithedale Avenue:
Bike lane with buffer zones and flexible delineators will be installed in the eastbound direction from Lomita Drive/Roque Moraes Drive to Kipling Drive/Tower Drive and westbound direction from Kipling Drive/Tower Drive to Ashford Avenue/Meadow Drive as well as at Ashford Avenue/Meadow Drive where bikes transition to the existing bike route on Ashford Avenue. A 4-foot paved shoulder will continue in the westbound direction on East Blithedale Avenue between Ashford Avenue to just east of Lomita Drive.
Construction Roadway Closure Notice:
Sunnyside Avenue Paving (East Blithedale Ave to Miller Ave)
Wednesday 6/14/2022 (8:00AM to 5:00PM) and Thursday 6/15/2022 (8:00AM to 4:00PM)
Argonaut Constructors will be grinding and overlaying Sunnyside Ave from East Blithedale Avenue to Miller Avenue. This work requires roadway closure and traffic detour. Dust and noise impact is expected from the grinding operation and will be mitigated using water trucks. Pedestrian and delivery truck access will be maintained on Sunnyside Avenue during construction. To prepare for the pavement overlay, the contractor will be lowering the utility covers in the pavement area on Tuesday 6/13 which will require lane closure.
To help make it easier to enjoy and support downtown businesses, there will be free parking during the roadway closures along East Blithedale (Throckmorton to Forrest St) and at the Depot Plaza parking lot.
Traffic signs for roadway detours and direction to parking location and shopping will be posted.
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