Pavement, utility, signal and pedestrian work continues to move forward on the 1st Avenue East and CeMar Trail project. Starting next week, traffic patterns will shift to newly completed pavement to allow the contractor to continue working in other areas. Starting Tuesday, May 25, traffic changes will include:

  • 27th Street intersection: 1st Avenue remains open one lane each direction; no turning movements from 27th Street onto 1st Avenue
  • 29th Street intersection: 1st Avenue remains open one lane each direction; intersection open to all turning movements

This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately two months. 

Crews continue working on a variety of improvements between 27th Street and 34th Street. Work is underway to realign the 27th Street intersection to improve sight visibility and reduce crashes. Several pedestrian safety enhancements are part of the overall 1st Avenue project, including: new pedestrian-friendly traffic signals at 27th Street, 29th Street, and 32nd Street; sidewalk repairs; ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps at all intersections; and the completion of the ADA-compliant pedestrian path under 1st Avenue, with continuous LED lighting.

The CeMar pedestrian underpass is also moving along. Construction of the box culvert has been completed, and construction of the retaining walls at the pedestrian undercrossing is progressing. 

The project is scheduled to be completed this fall.