If the weather cooperates, drivers will find they can no longer make left turns from States Street onto Veterans Memorial Parkway or 36th Street, starting Friday morning. But if the rain continues through Thursday evening, the left-turn prohibition will take place on Monday morning. Again, only if the weather cooperates the prior evening.
The traffic changes are part of the ongoing, $7.7 million reconstruction of the intersection, which will run into October. Preparation to eliminate the turns from the intersection will be done overnight, including repainting lane lines and installation of traffic barriers. The painting cannot occur in wet conditions.
Left turns onto State Street will be maintained. Plans call swapping traffic to the south side of State Street starting Friday morning. Concrete barriers will be placed along State Street to separate traffic on the south side from the work being done on the north side. Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained along south State Street during peak hours. Message boards have been in place since March 12th alerting motorists to this coming change.
As early as March 29th, traffic on Veterans Memorial Parkway and 36th Street will swap to the east side of the road to allow for work on the west side.
Read more and regularly updated information about the State Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway intersection project.