What happened the week of September 18?
- Crews finished installing the underground portions of the concrete pedestrian tunnel beneath Highway 41.
- Between 1st Street and 4th Street, crews continued detailed concrete work behind the curb.
- Between 5th Street and Highway 61, crews finalized storm sewer and continued building the roadway base.
- The 2nd Street/Highway 41 intersection closed on Monday, Sept. 18 to install brick pavers and concrete crosswalks.
- On Highway 61, crews installed curb and guardrails on the eastbound lanes and prepared the roadway for paving.
What will happen the week of September 25?
Please note that beginning Monday, Sept. 25, crews will be performing night work on the pedestrian tunnel. This work will be limited to quieter equipment and hand tools. This work will last for several weeks.
- Crews will pave the roadway base on the eastbound lanes of Highway 61 on Monday, Sept, 25 (weather permitting). Traffic is anticipated to switch to the eastbound lanes of Highway 61 on Sept. 26.
- On Sept. 27, the 5th Street crossing will close, and the 4th Street crossing will open.
- Crews will continue building the tunnel approaches.
- Between 1st Street and 4th Street, crews will continue detailed concrete work behind the curb.
- Crews will continue building the roadway base between 5th Street and Highway 61.
Stage 4: July 1 – November
- Beginning Sept. 27, the 5th Street crossing will close and the 4th Street crossing will open.
- Highway 41 closed between 1st Street and Highway 61
- Trucks with a five ton axle weight or more will not be permitted on the river bridge or local side streets (except for local deliveries). This semi truck traffic will be detoured around the closure area via Highway 169, Highway 101, and Highway 212.
Stage 4 parking
The following side street parking areas are closed:
- East side Walnut Street between Highway 61 and 1st Street
- West side of Pine Street between Highway 61 and 1st Street
- Both sides of 1st Street between Highway 41 and Walnut Street
- South side of 1st Street between Highway 41 and Pine Street
- Half of the north side of 1st Street from Highway 41 to the alley
Please park on other streets during this time or utilize one of the city parking lots. As a reminder, vehicles can only park in city lots for a maximum of 24 consecutive hours, and some blocks near Highway 41 have parking restrictions from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Downtown is open for business
Don’t forget: all of your favorite downtown businesses and destinations will be accessible during construction! View the Stage 4 access map to see which key intersections will be open as you navigate downtown in the coming weeks. Show your support this summer and shop local!