No significant changes to the existing traffic patterns are expected over the next week.
Various single-lane closures will occur to accommodate construction of 101 College Street and Downtown Crossing Phase 3 and are listed in more detail below.
Through Friday, May 20, 2022 various lane closures may continue to occur on the following roads to accommodate construction:
South Frontage Road (SFR): double-lane closure on SFR between York Street and College Street (NIGHTTIME WORK).
South Frontage Road (SFR): single-lane closures on SFR between College and Church Streets.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Boulevard: single and double-lane closures between College and Church Streets.
Temple Street: single lane closures on Temple Street between George Street and MLK Boulevard.
Through Friday, May 20, 2022, Downtown Crossing-related work will occur during daytime and nighttime work hours.
Daytime work hours are weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Nighttime work hours are between 9:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Nighttime is scheduled to occur Sundays beginning at 9:30 p.m. through Fridays at 6 a.m. every week from now until the end September. This work will occur on South Frontage Road between York and College Streets and is not expected to create loud noise.
Any nighttime work that has the potential to create noise will be called out through a special notice at the beginning of all Construction News notices as was done in this email.
Road signage will alert drivers to lane closures in the construction area.
Please pay attention to road signage, slow down, and stay safe!
NAVIGATING THE ORANGE STREET INTERSECTION
On Monday. April 18, the Orange Street intersection opened to the public. The opening of the new intersection across the former highway corridor is significant and historic.
Most significantly, it marks a new truncation of the highway environment and reclamation of New Haven streets designed for use by pedestrians and bicyclists as well as slower-speed motor vehicle traffic.
It is vital that drivers obey the traffic rules of the intersection in order to keep ALL users safe.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN LEFT as there are NO left-hand turns from any point in the intersection
- DO NOT block the intersection! NEVER enter the middle of the intersection on a yellow light and risk blocking the intersection
New Haven Police Department have conducted traffic enforcement at the intersection over the past two weeks ticketing over 100 drivers for traffic control signal violations (running red lights) and distracted driving. Enforcement will continue and drivers who commit infractions will be ticketed.
So please slow down, pay attention to your surroundings, and help keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe!
For important information on how to navigate the Orange Street intersection for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicle traffic,