Thursday, March 3, 2016

Final Phase of Belvidere Streetscape Project


On Monday, March 7, construction crews shut down the southbound center and median travel lanes on Belvidere Street at the intersection of Canal Street to begin the third and final phase of the Commonwealth Gateway Belvidere Streetscape Project.

The $250,000 project, paid mostly through a federal enhancement fund, is designed to improve driver visibility at the intersection, reduce vehicle speed and improve safety for pedestrians crossing at the intersection.

This last phase will include construction of brick crosswalks where Belvidere Street intersects with both Cumberland and Canal streets, pavement markings, new signals indicating when it is safe for pedestrians to cross and ADA approved wheelchair ramps. Work will be performed lane by lane, with each lane closed and then re-opened one at a time until the work is complete.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-June.