Weather permitting, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, Melrose Avenue / IWV Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Hwy 218 and Hebl Avenue. These lane reductions will occur daily on Mondays – Fridays (and possibly Saturdays) during daylight hours where construction is occurring on the north and south sides of the roadway.  Flaggers or pilot cars will be onsite directing traffic as needed.  These lane reductions are necessary to facilitate work for the Melrose Avenue / IWV Road Reconstruction Project.  It is expected that normal traffic conditions will return by November 15, 2021.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through all construction areas.

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Date of publication

Friday, September 03, 2021