The Harper Avenue Garage top two floors will be closed tomorrow, July 17. To date, the top floor has been closed for the work, but in order to avoid construction damage to vehicles, the third level will also need to be closed for a short time.
Updated July 12
Cusick is now open to two-way traffic. Church is eastbound traffic only. Excavation work continues on the corner of Church and Cusick.
Advisory: Please do not attempt to enter the work zones around the garage, and please do not stop vehicles in traffic to view the work.
Previous: July 11 1:20 p.m.
Due to construction debris, crews were required to close down a section of Church Ave and Cusick Street temporarily to keep debris from damaging vehicles. Please follow traffic signs for detour information. More information available soon.
Previous: July 6 4:30 p.m.
On Monday, June 25, City contractor Joseph Construction Co. Inc. will begin extensive repair work on the City’s municipal parking garages. The most intensive work will be done at the municipal garage near Barley’s beginning July 5. Available parking at this garage will be significantly impacted for the remainder of the year.
Updated July 12
Harper Street Municipal Garage Work Timeline
The top level of the W. Harper Avenue Garage (entrance on W. Harper Avenue) will be closed from approximately June 25 until previously estimated August 5 (now August 9). The lower and two middle levels will remain open. This work is for repairs, to provide a pedestrian entrance to Broadway Avenue from the middle level, and weather seal the top level.
Municipal Parking Garage (near Barley’s) Work Timeline
The Municipal Parking Garage work is a complex structural repair and enhancement project that will impact the inside and the outside perimeter of the garage – including some street closures.
Updated: Now Monday, July 9 Originally: Beginning July 5, 2018
- Traffic will be reduced to two lanes on W. Church Avenue at the parking garage for approximately two weeks to accommodate demolition and excavation. From July 11 - 17, Church Avenue will be open to eastbound traffic only.
- The Church Avenue entrance to the garage will remain open during this time.
- Traffic will be reduced to two lanes on Cusick Street between Broadway and W. Church Avenue to accommodate excavation. This traffic pattern will remain in place into August.
- A four-way stop will be in place at W. Church Avenue and Cusick Street for the duration of the garage project.
- The 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. loading zone on the 100 block of W. Broadway Avenue will be transitioned to a full-time loading zone so that drop-offs, deliveries and shuttle services can still operate on Broadway throughout the construction project.
- The top level of the parking garage will be temporarily closed to allow access for storage of the traffic signal pole removed during Church St. excavation.
- The two rows of parking closest to Church Avenue on the lower and 2nd levels will be closed to avoid any damage from the excavation and elevator demolition. (These will be reopened upon completion of the Church Ave work).
- The back row of the top level of the garage will be closed for construction equipment and staging. (This will remain closed for the duration of the project.)
While Cusick Street Excavation is in Progress:
- A section of all three floors on the Cusick side of the garage will be closed to avoid damage to vehicles from the excavation work. (This will remain closed until the excavation and fill work is completed.)
- Beginning July 23, (previously estimated July 16) the top level of the municipal garage will be closed for approximately three months (through mid-October).
- Broadway Avenue will remain two-way traffic, but will be reduced by one lane to accommodate excavation on W. Broadway Ave. Flagged traffic may be required.
- Broadway Avenue will be reduced to one lane for west-bound traffic only for approximately eight weeks. East-bound traffic will be detoured at Cates Street to Church Avenue. Motorists can also use Harper Avenue as an alternative route.
- Most of the lower two levels will be closed with the exception of a section of parking at the W. Church Avenue level. The second level is estimated to remain closed for up to six weeks. The lowest level should be closed for two weeks.
The contractor expects the entire project to be mostly complete by the end of the year, but it is highly weather-dependent. The contracted time frame is to have the majority complete in March 2019. The remaining work will be to resurface the garage in late spring when weather conditions are optimal and will be complete by the end of May 2019. An alternative parking map which shows the municipal parking lots in the downtown area is available on the City’s website at maryvillegov.com. Directional signs will also be installed to help point motorists to available parking lots.
For more information, contact Engineering and Public Works (865) 273-3500.