Due to the construction of an apartment building in the Milnes Plaza, parking will be limited during certain periods of construction. The schedule is detailed below:
Beginning August 26th, the northeast area of the Milnes Plaza will be closed for excavation. This will last approximately two weeks, as it entails removing the existing infrastructure and installing new storm sewer and electrical utilities before being resurfaced with asphalt millings.
The excavation is projected to move to the central portion of the lot sometime around September 5th, at which point the existing utilities will be removed and new utilities installed. This construction is projected to last until approximately September 24th.
As the construction commences on the central portion of the Plaza, work will move to Hanchett St. This work is projected to begin at around the last week of September and last for a week and a half.
The installation of the utilities along the rear of the buildings is anticipated to begin around October 3rd and will last into November. There is a significant amount of work to be performed during this stage of the project, so it is projected to last until mid-November.
Please be conscious that all of these time frames are merely assumed at this point and may change with factors such as the weather, the discovery of unknown foundations or abandoned infrastructure, or any number of other factors.
US-12 "Bump" Repair Project
On August 29th road repair will begin on westbound US-12 (East Chicago Street) just before Marshall/Division Street and will continue for a currently unknown duration. The repairs will be in front of the Branch District Library and the former Putnam Funeral Home. Lane restrictions will be in place during construction.
The purpose of this repair is the removal of the now infamous “bump” on this stretch of road. The City asks that drivers avoid the area if possible and be extra cautious if in the construction zone. The City appreciates patience as this is one of the busiest intersections in town.
Allen Ave Road Repair Project
On September 24th road repair will begin on Allen Ave, south of Race Street. The road will only be open to local business during construction.
The road will be repaved. The City asks that drivers avoid the area if possible and be extra cautious if in the construction zone. The City appreciates patience as this is one of the busiest intersections in town.