Posted on: March 21, 2017

**UPDATE** To Temporary Closures on 13th Street


TEMPLE, TX – (March 20, 2017) Beginning Wednesday, March 22nd, 13th Street, from Arrangement Way north to the half-way point between the two Greenbrier Park Apartment driveways, will be closed for approximately two months to allow for the construction of the new roadway. The portion of 13th Street, from the Loop 363 Frontage Road to Fryers Creek Circle, will be reopened to thru traffic. Access to the Greenbrier Park Apartments will be limited to the north entrance only. Access to The Arbors Apartments and the Temple Civic Theatre will be limited to their south entrance only. No on-street parking is allowed along the closed portion of 13th Street.

Avenue U, from the 11th Street intersection to 5th Street, will continue to be closed to thru traffic to allow for the construction of the new roadway. The closure began on February 1st, and this portion of Ave U is still expected to be closed until approximately mid-June. There is access to property owners along this section of Avenue U however no on-street parking is allowed.

 Nicole Torralva, P.E., the City’s Public Works director, says that this project is an important component of the City’s Transportation Capital Improvement Plan (TCIP). “The reconstruction, enhancements, and new connections of this roadway will tie in connectivity with Baylor Scott & White and the V.A. Hospital facilities while adding TMED Zone beautification and amenities. The Reinvestment Zone #1 has also played an integral role in making this project and others possible in the redevelopment of this TMED area.” Enhanced intersections, turn movements and multi-modal components such as sidewalks and hike-and-bike trails have been incorporated into the design.

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