The intersection at Northeast First Street and 102nd Avenue Northeast will be closed to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians from March 27 until approximately April 17 for construction of a pedestrian crossing.
The new crossing will connect to a new south entrance of Downtown Park, which is scheduled to reopen at the end of June, following completion of the circular promenade and a new, universally accessible Inspiration Playground. The new intersection will feature a pedestrian-friendly raised surface and a design that integrates with the park entrance. The Transportation Commission drew up the improvements for the city’s Downtown Transportation Plan, and staff from the Parks and Transportation departments collaborated on the project.
Work at the intersection includes: pavement removal; regrading and repaving; and removal and replacement of the sidewalk ramps.
Construction crews work Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Local traffic will have access to parking garages, and deliveries, mail service and garbage collection will continue.
Westbound traffic on Northeast Second Street will be detoured to Main Street at 103rd Avenue Northeast. Eastbound traffic on Northeast First Street will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of 100th Avenue Northeast. Street parking will be unavailable on Northeast First Street from 100th Avenue Northeast to 103rd Avenue Northeast.
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