MAINTAINING TRAFFIC

While the improvements are being constructed along Lake Avenue, traffic will be maintained through the use of part-width construction methods (contractor will build one side of the road, while providing a travel lane on the other side of the road) and through the use of detour routes.  Due to the width of the road, maintaining two-lanes in each direction while constructing the proposed improvements is not always possible, so a one-way detour will be implemented and described in detail below. Access to all properties and side streets will be maintained at all times.  Construction will happen in two phases described and shown below. 

PHASE 1 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC

During Phase 1 of construction the contractor will build the north side of the road while maintaining traffic on the south side of the road. One-way westbound traffic will be maintained from West 117th Street to West Boulevard,  one-way eastbound traffic will be maintained from West Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard and two-way traffic will be maintained from Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue.

PHASE 1 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC - WEST 117th STREET TO WEST BOULEVARD (SECTION 1)

As seen in the exhibit below, from West 117th Street to West Boulevard, Phase 1 of construction will build the north side of the road and maintain westbound traffic on the south side of the road.  A parking lane will also be maintained during construction adjacent to the travel lane.  As seen in the exhibit below, the work zone (where the construction is happening) will be separated from the travel lanes by orange barrels.  Access to all properties and side streets will be maintained at all times.  Westbound traffic will be detoured using Clifton Boulevard, discussed in more detail further down on this webpage. 

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PHASE 1 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC - WEST BOULEVARD TO CLIFTON BOULEVARD (SECTION 1)

As seen in the exhibit below, from West Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard, Phase 1 of construction will build the north side of the road and maintain eastbound traffic on the south side of the road.  A parking lane will also be maintained during construction adjacent to the travel lane.  As seen in the exhibit below, the work zone (where the construction is happening) will be separated from the travel lanes by orange barrels.  Access to all properties and side streets will be maintained at all times.  Westbound traffic will be detoured using Clifton Boulevard, discussed in more detail further down on this webpage. 

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PHASE 1 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC - CLIFTON BOULEVARD TO DETROIT AVENUE (SECTION 2)

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As seen in the exhibit below, from Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue, Phase 1 of construction will build the north side of the road and maintain eastbound and westbound traffic on the south side of the road.  As seen in the exhibit below, the work zone (where the construction is happening) will be separated from the travel lanes by orange barrels.  Access to all properties and side streets will be maintained at all times.  Traffic from Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue will not be detoured during construction. 

PHASE 2 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC

During Phase 2 of construction the contractor will build the south side of the road while maintaining traffic on the north side of the road. One-way westbound traffic will be maintained from West 117th Street to West Boulevard,  one-way eastbound traffic will be maintained from West Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard and two-way traffic will be maintained from Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue.

PHASE 2 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC - WEST 117th STREET TO WEST BOULEVARD (SECTION 1)

As seen in the exhibit below, from West 117th Street to West Boulevard, Phase 2 of construction will build the south side of the road and maintain westbound traffic on the north side of the road.  A parking lane will also be maintained during construction adjacent to the travel lane.  As seen in the exhibit below, the work zone (where the construction is happening) will be separated from the travel lanes by orange barrels.  Access to all properties and side streets will be maintained at all times.  Westbound traffic will be detoured using Clifton Boulevard, discussed in more detail further down on this webpage. 

MOT Typ - W117-West Blvd - Ph2.png

PHASE 2 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC - WEST BOULEVARD TO CLIFTON BOULEVARD (SECTION 1)

As seen in the exhibit below, from West Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard, Phase 2 of construction will build the south side of the road and maintain eastbound traffic on the north side of the road.  A parking lane will also be maintained during construction adjacent to the travel lane.  As seen in the exhibit below, the work zone (where the construction is happening) will be separated from the travel lanes by orange barrels.  Access to all properties and side streets will be maintained at all times.  Westbound traffic will be detoured using Clifton Boulevard, discussed in more detail further down on this webpage. 

MOT Typ - West Blvd-Clifton - Ph2.png

PHASE 2 - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC - CLIFTON BOULEVARD TO DETROIT AVENUE (SECTION 2)

As seen in the exhibit below, from Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue, Phase 2 of construction will build the south side of the road and maintain eastbound and westbound traffic on the north side of the road.  As seen in the exhibit below, the work zone (where the construction is happening) will be separated from the travel lanes by orange barrels.  Access to all properties and side streets will be maintained at all times.  Traffic from Clifton Boulevard to Detroit Avenue will not be detoured during construction. 

MOT Typ - Clifton-Detroit - Ph2.png

DETOUR PLAN

From West 117th Street to Clifton Boulevard, only a single lane of traffic will be maintained during construction along Lake Avenue.  From West 117th Street to West Boulevard westbound traffic will be maintained and from West Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard eastbound traffic will be maintained. Traffic not maintained along Lake Avenue will be detoured to Clifton Boulevard. The Exhibit below depicts the construction zone in red and the detour route in green arrows.  The detour route will be signed so that drivers are able to navigate around the construction zone, using Clifton Boulevard, by following temporary detour signs. 

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