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September 13, 2021

Construction Updates for New Downtown Hospital

Upcoming Work

Two-week look ahead

Below is an outline of upcoming construction activity, road and walkway impacts.

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 17

Alternate ED access road construction

  • Sidewalk restrictions and closures are expected near 13th St. and Capitol Ave.

Utility location

  • Low impact excavation will occur throughout the week along portions of 16th and Missouri Streets. Crews will be in the median and periodic lane restrictions are expected. Arrow board and flaggers will be utilized as needed.

Utility trenching

  • Trenching for the relocation of aerial telecoms utilities began last week, causing a disturbance to the north sidewalk. Work is not expected to continue this week, but sidewalk will remain closed.

Resurfacing of 21st Street

  • Pavement resurfacing will occur along 21st St. between Capitol and Missouri to prepare the street for upcoming detoured traffic impacts. Lane restrictions (lane shifts) are expected, an arrow board and flaggers will be utilized as needed. No impacts to sidewalks are expected.

Monday, Sept. 20 - Friday, Sept. 24

Alternate ED access road construction

  • Construction on the access road will be complete by Sept. 21. The road will be open to traffic on Sept. 22. Pedestrian walkway signage will be posted along Senate and Capitol avenues.

New Starbucks construction

  • Sidewalk restrictions and closures are expected near 13th St. and Capitol Ave.

Utility location

  • Beginning Sept. 22, 16th and Missouri streets will be completely closed for utility relocation work.

Utility trenching

  • Trenching for the relocation of aerial telecoms utilities caused a disturbance to the north sidewalk. Work is not expected to continue this week, but sidewalk will remain closed.

Resurfacing of 21st Street

  • Depending on weather conditions, pavement resurfacing may extend into this week along 21st St. between Capitol and Missouri to prepare the street for upcoming detoured traffic impacts. Lane restrictions (lane shifts) are expected, an arrow board and flaggers will be utilized as needed. No impacts to sidewalks are expected.

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