The sidewalk accessibility improvement project on the Square will move to the east side of Austin Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The outside, northbound lane of Austin Avenue will be closed at Seventh and Eighth streets for the project for the next three to four weeks. Improved, accessible sidewalk ramps are being constructed on the northeast corner of Seventh Street and Austin Avenue, as well as on the southeast corner of Eighth Street and Austin Avenue. The sidewalks will be closed at these corners during the construction work.
The project will improve accessibility and pedestrian safety at the intersections with new ramps and bulb-out areas that will shorten the distance for pedestrians crossing Austin Avenue. In the last two weeks, the sidewalk pedestrian ramps were improved at the northwest corner of Seventh Street and Austin Avenue and at the southwest corner of Eighth Street and Austin Avenue.
The inside, northbound lane and both southbound lanes will remain open to traffic during the project.