After two years of community-wide engagement, stakeholder and agency coordination and engineering design, construction on the first sections of the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvements are beginning this summer.

Construction Sections & Anticipated Timeline

Construction is planned to proceed along the Grant Avenue Parkway route in the following basic timeline and format. Typical Closure Stages as outlined below will be followed in Sections 2-7. The public will be regularly updated with target start dates and progress in each Section as details become available.

SECTION 0 - MILL STREET IMPROVEMENTS
(Campbell to Main)

Traffic will close along Mill Street between Campbell Avenue and Main Avenue beginning May 2 for crews to construct streetscaping improvements. Motorists are advised to follow posted detour via Phelps Street.

SECTION 1 - ILDEREEN TO MEADOWMERE

COMPLETE – Awaiting final landscaping and placemaking elements to be installed closer to full project completion.

SECTION 2 – SUNSHINE TO PORTLAND

Work in this section is expected to begin in FALL of 2022. Grant Avenue will close to one-way southbound traffic only between Sunshine and Ildereen beginning Sept. 26 and is expected to remain one-way for approximately three months (weather and contractor scheduling dependent).

Northbound traffic is advised to follow the posted detour via Sunshine Street, Campbell Avenue and Ildereen Street.

SECTION 3 – PORTLAND TO ILDEREEN

Work in this section is expected to begin in FALL of 2022. Grant Avenue will close to one-way southbound traffic only between Sunshine and Ildereen beginning Sept. 26 and is expected to remain one-way for approximately three months (weather and contractor scheduling dependent).

Northbound traffic is advised to follow the posted detour via Sunshine Street, Campbell Avenue and Ildereen Street.

SECTION 4 – CATALPA TO GRAND

Target start date will be shared as construction timeline progresses. Section will close to one-way southbound between Catalpa Street and Grand Street. Northbound traffic will be routed around the work zone via Catalpa Street, Campbell Avenue and Grand Street.

SECTION 5 – GRAND TO MADISON

Target start date will be shared as construction timeline progresses. Section will close to one-way southbound between Grand Street and Madison Street. Northbound traffic will be routed around the work zone via Grand Street, Campbell Avenue and Madison Street.

SECTION 6 – MADISON TO MT. VERNON

Target start date will be shared as construction timeline progresses. Section will close to one-way southbound between Madison Street and Mt. Vernon Street. Northbound traffic will be routed around the work zone via Madison Street, Campbell Avenue and Mt. Vernon Street.

SECTION 7 – MT. VERNON TO WALNUT

Target start date will be shared as construction timeline progresses. Section will close to one-way southbound between Mt. Vernon Street and Walnut Street. Northbound traffic will be routed around the work zone via Mt. Vernon Street, Campbell Avenue and Walnut Street.

SECTION 8 – DOWNTOWN LOOP

Target start date will be shared as construction timeline progresses. Traffic may reduced to one flagged lane for brief periods along the Downtown Loop route (Park Central West, Park Central Square, Boonville and Main) as crews work to facilitate new pavement markings.

Typical Closure Stages to Expect

Construction in Sections 2-7 will progress through the following typical construction and closure stages.

Stage 1:  One-way traffic southbound only using the EAST lane. Northbound traffic advised to use the marked detour generally guiding traffic to use Campbell Avenue. Construction crews will demo center and west lanes of roadway and work to construct new west side curb and gutter, stormwater, underground utilities and side road connections.

Stage 2: Section remains one-way southbound. Traffic will shift to use WEST lane. Crews will demo center and east lanes of Grant Avenue and construct new east side curb and gutter, stormwater, underground utilities, street lighting bases and side road connections.

Stage 3: One-way southbound traffic to shift to CENTER lane of Grant Avenue. Crews will construct utility connections, conduct signal improvements, remove existing utility poles, construct sidewalk and trail.

Stage 4: Section will reopen to two-way traffic. Flaggers will direct traffic to allow for pavement milling, resurfacing and final pavement markings.