Olympic Highway North to Reopen 4/12/19

Work crews have a made a tremendous amount of progress on the Downtown Connector Project over the last couple of weeks and are currently on track to reopen Olympic Highway North on Friday, April 12th, contingent on favorable weather conditions.

Adjustments to the Downtown Connector Project work plan have eliminated the need for the multi-week closure of Northcliff Road scheduled to begin in mid-April. Updated traffic revisions and details on temporary truck/oversized vehicle restrictions on Olympic Highway North and Northcliff Road are outlined below.

OLYMPIC HIGHWAY NORTH
Contingent on favorable weather conditions, Olympic Highway North is scheduled to reopen on Friday, April 12th.

During the remainder of the closure, crews will be finishing up the new curb and sidewalks, a series of center islands, new street lighting and landscaping, a rain garden next to the library on 8th Street, and
new pavement between 7th Street and C Street.

Due to roadway restrictions during construction, a temporary truck/oversized vehicle restriction will be implemented on Olympic Highway North starting 4/12/2019 through the completion of the
Downtown Connector Project later this summer. All vehicles with a wheelbase greater than 40’ are prohibited on Olympic Highway North between 7th Street and C Street. An alternate truck/oversized
vehicle route has been established. Signs will be on display marking the route. Vehicle restrictions will be enforced.

NORTHCLIFF ROAD

Adjustments to the Downtown Connector Project work plan have eliminated the need for the multi-week closure of Northcliff Road from mid-April to mid-May between W Pine Street and Poplar Street.

There are a few upcoming short-term closures planned for Northcliff Road between W Birch Street and Poplar Street for work on the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Dates and alternate routes for the short-term closures of Northcliff Road will be announced in advance on our website and social media platforms.

Due to roadway restrictions during construction, a temporary truck/oversized vehicle restriction will be implemented on Northcliff Road/1st Street starting 4/15/2019 through the completion of the
Downtown Connector Project later this summer. All vehicles with a wheelbase greater than 15’ are prohibited on Northcliff Road/1st Street between W Pine Street and Poplar Street. An alternate truck/oversized vehicle route has been established. Signs will be on display marking the route. Vehicle restrictions will be enforced.

1ST & ALDER INTERSECTION

The 1st and Alder intersection will be closed between Pine Street and Birch Street starting on Monday, April 15th through the end of July. During the upcoming closure, the remainder of the old roadbed will be removed, the traffic circle will be constructed at 1st and Alder, and new sidewalks and streetlights will be installed.

Traffic will be routed around the 1st and Alder intersection via N 4th Street from W Birch Street and W Franklin Street. San Joaquin Avenue will remain accessible during the closure.

As a reminder, all businesses near the 1st and Alder intersection are open during construction. Kobe Teriyaki, New Smile Denture Clinic, Northwest Clothing Company, and Mickey’s Deli can be accessed
from West Birch Street. Advanced Chiropractic Rehabilitation, Subway, and City Center Motel can be accessed from North Front Street.