Third Street construction to divert downtown traffic

By From page A4 | August 07, 2012

Road construction began this week on Third Street between A and B streets as the city replaces a water main as part of its comprehensive plan to replace old and deteriorating water mains throughout Davis.

The work will affect traffic patterns in the city’s core area.

A news release said the city is allowing the contractor to close Third Street between A Street and University Avenue starting on Monday for safety reasons.

All westbound vehicles (auto and bicycle) will be detoured south on University Avenue to Second Street. Eastbound bikes will detour north on A Street to Fourth Street. Advance warning, detour and road closed signs will all be displayed, the news release said.

The city expects to finish the project by Aug. 31.

According to the news release, all sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians and the city also will stage signs at the road barricades and ramps indicating “No Bikes Past This Point” to discourage bike riding on the sidewalks.

“This plan will aid the contractor in completing his work with fewer conflicts with the traveling public,” the news release said.

Tom Sakash

Tom Sakash covers the city beat for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at [email protected], (530) 747-8057 or @TomSakash.
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