WHAT'S NEW: Phases 2 & 3 in Progress!
Both Phase 2 & 3 of Downtown Crossing are in construction! Phase 3 will the process of reconnecting Temple Street to Congress Avenue with pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streetscapes. Construction for Phase 3 will begin in May and last through the end of 2021. For more detailed information on Downtown Crossing Phase 3, please click here.

Party in the Street: Portion of Columbus Avenue Set to Reopen!
After being closed for decades, the portion of Columbus Avenue between South Orange Street and Church Street South is fully reopening soon! Designed to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and slower speed motor vehicles, the road will permanently reopen to all traffic on May 15, 2021, providing a new direct route to Union Station from the Hill.

Before the road opens to motor vehicle traffic, please join us for a bicycle & pedestrian-friendly lunchtime event on Wednesday, May 12 from 11am-1 pm. Walk over, bike over, even drive over to check it out! Click here for event details.

OVERVIEW: Traffic Impacts for May 10-May 21, 2021
Even with Phases 2 & 3 in construction, there will be no changes to the existing traffic patterns over the next two weeks.

Various single-lane closures will continue to occur in the construction area. Existing pedestrian detours also remain in place. Please see below for details on lane closures and pedestrian detours.

Throughout the two-week period of Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 21, 2021 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 Temple Street and South Orange Street
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: between Church Street and Orange Street

All Downtown Crossing related work for the two-week of period of Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 21, 2021 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!