July 8, 2017
The upcoming paving work on Miller Avenue will create multiple lane closures, traffic shifts, detours, crosswalk and driveway closures. Traffic will remain open in both directions, and will be shifted to one side of Miller Avenue while the opposite side of the street is under construction.The work will take place in the Mainstreet area from Willow to Reed/Valley Circle.
Bike Advisory: The City is advising that cyclists avoid using Miller Avenue during this time. There will be rough road conditions (such as dirt and gravel) and other construction-related circumstances that will make travel by bike difficult.
The City has established an Alternative Bike Route to reduce the number of cyclists that travel along Miller Avenue on a daily basis. Directional signs have been placed at key intersections to direct cyclists around the main section of Miller Avenue. Click here to see the map of the Alternate Bike Route.
If cyclists do use Miller Avenue, we advise caution - please bike slowly, yield for pedestrians, and to stop at all stop signs. When the paving is taking place, it is very important that cyclists obey road closures and stay out of the work zone, as the hot asphalt can pop tires on contact.
Pedestrian Advisory: There will be a temporary pedestrian crossing at Evergreen and Locust, as well as access to cross Miller Avenue at Valley Circle and just West of Willow. All other crosswalks and pedestrian access crossing Miller Avenue will be closed. When the paving is taking place, it is very important that pedestrians (including children and pets) obey crosswalk detours and stay out of the work zone, as the hot asphalt can melt shoes and cause serious burns.
Transit Advisory: Bus stops in the work zone between Willow and Reed/Valley Circle will be impacted by the paving work in upcoming weeks. For this reason, the City is advising that transit users use the stops outside of the work zone to avoid the possibility of missing the bus.