The City of Shelton has extended the closure of Northcliff Road between Birch and Poplar streets through the end of May.
A news release says the closure of Northcliff has been extended due to the unanticipated failure of the subgrade material underneath the existing roadway. In short, issues with moisture levels need to be addressed before crews can continue work on repaving the road. Unfortunately, this has extended the duration of the closure. However, the City explainse, it is absolutely necessary that these unforeseen issues are addressed in order to maintain the long-term structural integrity of the roadway.
During the closure, Olympic Highway North will be used as the primary detour route. San Joaquin will remain accessible via Birch Street, with the exception of a few dates that will be listed on the digital reader boards in the downtown area.
As a reminder, all businesses near the 1st & Alder intersection are open during construction. While it may take a little more effort to access the parking lot while crews are working on roadway improvements, our friends at Kobe Teriyaki, New Smile Denture Clinic, Northwest Clothing Company, and Mickey’s Deli would appreciate the continued support. The easiest way to access the business complex on the west side of the 1st & Alder intersection is from West Birch Street between 1st Street and 2nd Street. Advanced Chiropractic Rehabilitation and City Center Motel can be accessed from North Front Street. Subway is accessible from East Pine Street.