August 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Updated: August 10, 2018 4:14 pm

Lane construction to begin on Taylor Street at Arlington Avenue

Lane and median construction expected to get underway Aug. 13 on Taylor Street eastbound by Arlington Avenue.

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Construction work on Taylor Street eastbound, just past Arlington Avenue, is aimed to improve the safety and flow of traffic through the intersection.

The main improvements include the widening, as well as realignment, of Taylor to create a continuous two-lane section of eastbound traffic.

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“This is a pinch point that has been on our radar for some time,” Tim Bushman, the city’s engineering manager with the construction and design division, said in a press release.

“We expect this work will reduce delays for Taylor Street road users headed eastbound. It should also improve the safety and ease of turning right onto Taylor from Arlington where we’ve observed the bus bay being used as a merging lane.”

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Two-way traffic will be maintained on Taylor during construction, but motorists can expect delays. Turning restrictions may also be required.

The city said the contract stipulates work must be done by Aug. 31, barring any unforeseen complications, to avoid congestion with school-bound traffic starting in September.

Work is expected to start on Monday, Aug. 13.

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