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Northbound Central Reopened to Wilder Avenue

As soon as Monday, Dec. 6, the northbound lane on Central Avenue will be reopened to traffic from Osborne to Wilder Ave. Motorists may then turn left on Wilder to exit the Old Seminole Heights neighborhood via Florida Avenue. Northbound Central is expected to remain open to Wilder until late January or early February 2022, before being closed again for the installation of a 72-inch stormwater pipe.

Central Avenue open from Osborne to Wilder

Construction Update for Central and West Crest Avenues; Thanksgiving Work Schedule

Crews will begin excavation work on West Crest Avenue at North River Boulevard today or tomorrow. Work is anticipated to progress eastward on West Crest Avenue next week.

In preparation for water main relocation on Caracas Street, the northbound lane on Central Avenue will be closed at Caracas beginning today. Vehicles will no longer be able to travel north on Central to Wilder Avenue.

No construction work will take place from Nov. 25 through Nov. 28, 2021, as David Nelson Construction and its employees celebrate Thanksgiving with their families and friends. Full construction will resume Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your support of this important infrastructure project.

Construction on Caracas Street on Monday, Nov. 22

Beginning Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, construction crews will be working on Caracas Street from Central Avenue to I-275. They are relocating a water main in preparation for excavating a micro-tunnel shaft under the Interstate beginning in December.

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