Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicle traffic between Church and College Streets beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, March 17 and lasting until 6 a.m. on Monday, March 20.

This closure is to accommodate the safe dismantling of a crane.

During this closure, motor vehicle traffic will be detoured around the closed portion of MLK Boulevard. There will be two detours: one for traffic heading south in order to access MLK; the other for traffic heading north to access MLK. Each detour will be clearly marked with on-road signage.

Please see the graphics immediately below this text section for maps of the two detour routes.

On-road signage will guide drivers through detours of this area.

Please pay attention to road signage, slow down, and stay safe!

Detours for MLK BLVD Closure, March 17-20

Construction News through

Friday, March 24, 2023

Aside from the weekend closure of a portion of MLK Boulevard noted above, no other significant changes to the existing traffic patterns are anticipated to occur over the next week. Various lane closures will continue to occur to accommodate construction of 101 College Street; they are listed in more detail immediately below.

The one-way conversation of Lafayette Street that began last month will continue through the end of 2023. Please see further below for more information about the temporary one-way conversion of Lafayette Street.


Through Friday, March 24, 2023, lane closures may occur on the following roads to accommodate construction of 101 College Street:

  • South Frontage Road (SFR): double-lane closures on SFR between York and College Streets (Night work).
  • South Frontage Road (SFR): single-lane closures on SFR between College and Church Streets.
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Boulevard: daytime single and double-lane closures between College and Church Streets; multiple lane closures on week-nights, with one lane remaining open at all times.
  • Temple Street: single lane closures on Temple Street between George Street and MLK Boulevard.
  • College Street:  double-lane closures between Crown & George Streets


Through Friday, March 24, 2023, Downtown Crossing-related work will occur during both daytime and nighttime work hours.

Daytime work hours are weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

Nighttime work hours are between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Nighttime work is scheduled to occur Sundays beginning at 8 p.m. through Fridays at 6 a.m. every week through early 2023. 

This night work will occur in two locations and lane closures may occur on:

--on South Frontage Road between York and College Streets

--on MLK Blvd. between Temple and York Streets.

This work is not expected to cause loud noise. Any nighttime work that has the potential to create loud noise will be called out through a special notice at the beginning of all Construction News notices.

Road signage will alert drivers to lane closures in the construction area.

Please pay attention to road signage, slow down, and stay safe!

Lafayette Street Temporarily One-Way

Lafayette Street Temporarily Converted to One-way

To safely accommodate nearby construction of a new apartment building, Lafayette Street has temporarily become a one-way street, going east.

This condition is expected to last about eight months. A simple detour marked with on-road signage will guide drivers who previously traveled west on Lafayette Street.

Please see directly below for a graphic showing the temporary one-way conversion of Lafayette Street, along with the detour for drivers who previously used Lafayette to travel west.

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