Bellaire Boulevard Construction Update
The Traffic Control Plan for the construction zone on Bellaire Boulevard is not anticipated to change within this coming week. According to West U. officials, staff have met with the contractor “emphasizing the need to enhance measures and signage, as well as to proactively address construction and detour traffic procedures.”
The northern lanes of Bellaire Blvd. from Weslayan Street west to the city limit have been reopened. In addition, demolition and repaving of the northern lanes of Bellaire Blvd. between Auden Street and Edloe Street are in process. The replacement of the water main on Bellaire Blvd. from the cty’s elevated tower to Stella Link is nearly complete – it will be completed and tested next week. The contractor also anticipates beginning the preparation and installation of paving in the intersection of Bellaire Blvd. and Stella Link (north side) this coming week, weather permitting. The work will be done in three sections to allow for continued north/south traffic on Stella Link through this process. In an effort to expedite this work a “quick-set” concrete will be used. Traffic patterns will change during this process.
The placement of storm water boxes continues northbound on College Avenue, and has progressed from Riley Street to a point within the intersection of Oberlin Street. Work is in process to “pour in place” a box at the nexus of multiple utility lines at this location; once this is completed, box installation will proceed northward. Also, the contractor has poured concrete on College Avenue from Riley Street to north of Marquette Street with an anticipated pour next week taking the paving from Riley Street to the intersection with Villanova Street, weather permitting. Northbound traffic on College Avenue is detoured between Villanova Street and Case Street. As construction proceeds north, this traffic control will also move consistent with the construction zone. The construction zone on College Avenue has periods of “one way” and “controlled access.”
The revised tentative schedule (subject to change) is as follows:
College Ave. from Riley Street to University Blvd. – April 2009 to August 2009