Roadwork ahead: Lane closures on Franklin Avenue in Milneburg
Drivers should expect lane closures on Franklin Avenue from Mithra Street to Frankfort Street for at least a month. Northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted to accommodate construction on the Milneburg Group A project.
The temporary lane closures began at 7 a.m. on Thursday (Dec. 21 and, if the weather cooperates, will remain in effect for approximately four weeks, the Department of Public Works reported.
During this time, crews will be removing and replacing sections of damaged roadway on the interior lanes closest to the neutral ground, which will limit traffic to one lane in each direction between Mithra Street and Frankfort Street. There will be temporary closures to intersection crossovers along Franklin Avenue as crews are working.
The $15.4 million Milneburg Group A project was designed by Mott MacDonald Inc., and is being constructed by Command Construction Industries. Click here to view the community meeting presentation and map of the project.
The scope of work varies by block but includes repairing sewage, water and drainage lines, rebuilding the street entirely and repairing sidewalks and curbs. In general, the contractor is working from 7 a.m. until sunset, Monday through Friday. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2024, weather permitting.