Weather permitting, on Wednesday, July 1, work will begin on the Highland Avenue Water Main Project, including new water main installation along Highland Avenue, from Marcy Street to Lukirk Street, street resurfacing work and curb ramp replacement along Highland Avenue and Carroll Street. 

This work will require various lane reductions along Highland Avenue to facilitate pavement and curb ramp repair. Marcy Street and Yewell Street north of Highland will be closed to through traffic at some point in the construction, however, access will maintained for neighborhood residents, emergency vehicles and service vehicles during this work. It is anticipated that normal traffic in this area will resume by Monday, Aug. 31. 

Motorists are encouraged to take note of this construction work and allow extra travel time or seek an alternate route during this project. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through all construction areas. 

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Date of publication

Tuesday, June 30, 2015