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May092019

North Loop Reconstruction and Pedestrian Improvements

Editor's note - This is the first of an ongoing series of updates as the North Loop Reconstruction and Pedestrian Improvements project advances.

North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements

The North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements Project consists of two separate projects:

  1. A full street reconstruction along 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 5th Ave N
  2. A pedestrian improvement project generally bounded by 10th Ave N on the north, 1st Ave on the south, West River Parkway on the east, and 4th St N on the west

North Loop Reconstruction Updates

On May 6, 2019, the project began with brick paver removals on 5th  Ave N.  Next week the contractor will remove the roadway pavement and east sidewalk on 5th Ave N (between Washington to just past 4th St N).  Once removals are complete CenterPoint Energy (CPE) access the site to install a 6" high pressure steel gas line.  CPE's work is anticipated to take 7 weeks to complete.  Once the gas main installation is complete the Contractor will return to 5th Ave N to begin underground utility work.

Upcoming Construction

7th Ave N (Washington to 4th St N, the contractor will jump over 3rd St N) removals will begin the week of May 13th.  7th Ave N will be closed to thru traffic.

Work expected for the week of May 13, 2019

  • Asphalt milling on 5th and 7th Aves N
  • CenterPoint Energy continue installing 6" gas line between 2nd St N and Washington
  • CenterPoint Energy will start 4" gas replacement on 7th Ave N
  • Continue salvaging brick pavers on 5th Ave N
  • Begin pavement removals on 5th Ave N
  • Begin pavement removals on 7th Ave N

Other Information

Bi-weekly stakeholder meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 7:30 am to 8:00 am to provide updates and to address any construction related question or concerns.

For more information on this project, visit the project website.

Upcoming Construction

Construction is scheduled to begin on June 3, 2019.

Traffic may be detoured around the work as crews move from intersection to intersection; however, the detours are anticipated to be short in duration and in distance (usually to the next block over).

For more information on this project, visit the project website

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