For the next two weeks, until Oct. 5, crews will close lanes intermittently on 164th Avenue between Northeast Eighth and Southeast 14th streets, to make pavement repairs.
On Oct. 8 and 9, crews are scheduled to do the final repaving on 164th and on Main Street between 162nd and 164th avenues. Drivers should note that flaggers will be alternating north-and southbound traffic because 164th Avenue will be reduced to one lane. Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The paving schedule is weather dependent.
This year, for the first time, the city is using asphalt composed of 15 to 20 percent old, recycled pavement (about 7,000 tons) and 3 percent recycled asphalt roofing shingles. The city will evaluate how well the pavement holds up in future years.
Drivers are encouraged to use another route to avoid traffic delay. Flaggers will help drivers and pedestrians navigate through the area, with special attention on school-aged children. If you need to drive through this area, please do so cautiously and obey the flaggers and construction signing.
Also, please be aware that the grinding operation creates a two-inch bump and drivers should use extreme caution in these areas. Vehicles with modified or low clearance should use an alternate route to avoid possible vehicle damage.
For the most up-to-date paving schedule, please look for the variable message signs placed at the work sites. Or check the city's traffic flow map. To learn more about the pavement overlay work in general and see a map showing where improvements are taking place, refer to the Overlay Program.
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