Beginning June 20th, Avenue U, from 7th Street to 1st Street, will be closed to thru traffic for approximately 2 months to allow for the construction of the new roadway, including the intersection at 5th Street. Access will be limited to residents & property owners along this section of street; however, no on-street parking will be allowed. This portion of Ave U is expected to reopen by the end of August 2017. The portion of Avenue U from 11th Street to 7th Street will reopen to thru traffic.
13th Street, from the south side of Arrangement Way to the south side of Fryers Creek Circle, will continue to be closed to thru traffic to allow for the construction of the new roadway. The closure began on May 3rd, and this portion of 13th Street is expected to reopen by the first part of July.
A detour map for Avenue U and 5th Street is attached, following these examples for accessing Temple College and the V.A. Hospital from the west:
Temple College access from the west*
Option 1 – Exit 31st Street and head north (left), east (right) on Avenue R, then south (right) on 1st Street.
Option 2 – Exit 5th Street and head north (left).
V.A. Hospital access from the west*
Option 2 – Exit 5th Street and head north (left), west (left) on Avenue V, north (right) on 7th Street, east (right) on Avenue T, north (left) on 5th Street, then proceed east (right) on Avenue R to 1st Street.
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