FIRST REPORT, 11:56 AM: The city is about to start replacing concrete panels on 26th SW north of Roxbury. The Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council shone light on this problem during its March meeting, which we covered here; residents along that stretch of 26th south of Westwood Village point out that both the road and their houses have been literally rattled by the dramatic increase in bus traffic since the area became a “transit center” a few years ago. WWRHAH leadership just got this notice from SDOT and shared it with us to help get early warning to you:
SDOT Maintenance and Operations staff will be reconstructing portions of older, thinner concrete pavement on 26th Ave SW that are failing due to heavy Metro bus loads. Work will commence on Monday April 25th, 7:00 a.m.
All southbound traffic, including Metro buses, will be detoured for the duration of the project. Metro buses will continue to use northbound lanes. The roadway will be closed to general traffic, however local access, including solid waste vehicles, postal carriers, etc. will be able to travel northbound only. It is anticipated that the roadway will be reopened no later than 6:00 p.m., Sunday May 1st. Areas adjacent to work zone will be no-parked; Uniformed Police Officers will be assisting during active construction periods.
WWRHAH leadership was told the first phase will be between Roxbury and Cambridge.
ADDED 4:23 PM: An advisory just sent by the city spells it out this way:
From 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 25, to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, travelers can expect the following:
• The southbound direction of 26th Ave SW between SW Roxbury St and SW Cambridge St will be closed to general traffic.
• All southbound traffic, including Metro buses, will be detoured for the duration of the project.
• The northbound direction of 26th Avenue SW will be open to traffic, including Metro buses.
• Local access will be available in the northbound direction only.
• There will be no parking in areas adjacent to the 26th Avenue SW work zone.
They refer bus riders to Metro’s site for bus-detour info, though we’re not seeing it posted there yet.