Over the next two weeks, there will be no changes to the existing traffic patterns. As a reminder, a portion of Orange Street is temporarily closed and a detour is in place; portion of North Frontage Road has also permanently closed. Please see below for additional details, including renderings of impacted areas of both Orange Street and North Frontage Road.

Throughout the two-week period of  Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 10, 2020 , various single lane closures may occur on the following roads to accommodate construction:

  • Inbound & Outbound Service Drives: roads that provide access to parking under 100 College Street and go on to provide access to the Air Rights Garage
  • State Street at North Frontage Road: near the intersection of Union Avenue and Water Street
  • South Frontage Road: between South Orange Street and College Street
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: between Orange Street and Church Street

As a reminder, half of a block of Orange Street, between MLK Blvd. and George Street will be closed until August to allow for construction. During this temporary closure, drivers will not be not be able to turn right onto Orange Street from MLK Blvd.

A detour will provide motor vehicle access to this block of Orange Street. The detour is as follows: continue on MLK Boulevard to Church Street, take a right at Church Street, another right onto George Street, and then a right onto Orange Street to access the Knights of Columbus parking lots and/or Coliseum site parking. On-road signage will alert drivers to the detour.

The extra traffic on MLK Blvd., coupled with the traffic light at Church Street, is likely to cause traffic congestion and delays. Please consider an alternate route to access this area. Alternate route options are listed in articles towards the bottom of this email.

A map indicating the portion of Orange Street to be temporarily closed is included below.

The portion of North Frontage Road that begins at Water Street/State Street and ends at Orange Street (behind the Knights of Columbus tower) is permanently closed.

This closure will provide space for the construction of a new intersection that will reconnect Orange Street to South Orange Street across the former Rt. 34 highway, connecting Downtown to Union Station. In the future, the land that now encompasses this portion of North Frontage Road will serve as a public green space and is planned to include a bicycle and pedestrian path.

A map indicating the portion of North Frontage Road to be permanently closed is included below

All Downtown Crossing related work for the two-week period of   Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 10, 2020 is scheduled to occur during daytime work hours. Daytime work hours are weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Any construction work that may impact traffic flow will not occur between 7 and 9 a.m. or between 3 and 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Road signage will alert drivers and pedestrians to work areas and lane closures.

Please pay attention to this signage, slow down, and stay safe!