Washington Blvd west of Vernon

Washington Blvd Construction Update 12/1/22

Washington Blvd west of Vernon
Washington Blvd West of Vernon, looking West.

Detour changes

North Gate Road, Edgewood Avenue, and Washington Boulevard (west of Edgewood) reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2022, after being closed for nearly four months.

The next closure took effect Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. This closure will be in place until roughly spring 2023. The closed roads include Vernon Avenue between Kenwood Drive and Moreland Avenue, and Washington Boulevard between Vernon Avenue and Lake City Boulevard. A detour is in place for through traffic.

Local businesses remain open during this closure. Access is granted to customers and residents who live on the closed section of road. Drivers are asked to use caution and please obey all signage.

Construction update

All work North Gate Road, Edgewood Avenue and Washington Boulevard west of Vernon Avenue is complete with the exception of planting shrubs and trees, adding rock in planter strips, striping, and a top lift of asphalt along Washington Boulevard east of Edgewood Avenue. These items will be completed in early spring when temperatures raise to allow for installation.

At the start of the new detour Dec. 1, the contractor removed the traffic signal at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Vernon Avenue. A temporary closure was in place for this removal which initially impacted drivers trying to access local businesses. Normally local business access is allowed, but was not during the removal of the pole and wires for public safety.

Crews will begin pulverizing the road surface and removing pavement Dec. 2, 2022. Utility construction will follow starting Dec. 5, 2022. Crews are set to install storm drainage and a new water main as part of this construction. This work is expected to last into early February or later, if inclement weather causes delays.

Washington and Vernon Traffic Signal Removal
Removal of the traffic signal at the Vernon and Washington intersection on December 1, 2022.