(November 27, 2013) Northbound 5th Street will be closed between Hickory Street and Main Street starting Monday, December 2. In addition, Elm Street and Ash Street will be closed on the east side of 5th Street. These road closures will be in place for at least two months, while the east half of 5th Street is reconstructed.
During this phase of construction, 5th Street will be reduced to one lane and will operate as a one-way street in the southbound direction between Main Street and Hickory Street. Northbound traffic on Parkwood Boulevard/5th Street will have to turn right onto Hickory Street and then use South County Road as an alternate route to Main Street. Detour signs will be posted.
During the road closures, traffic on Elm Street and Ash Street will not be able to cross 5th Street. Eastbound traffic on each street will have to turn right onto 5th Street and then use other streets to continue the trip east. Westbound traffic on Elm Street and Ash Street will have to divert to a different street to cross 5th Street.
Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction zone as people become accustomed to the new traffic patterns.
This is part of the 5th Street Improvement Project that will reconstruct the road between Hickory Street and Main Street and replace some of the underground utilities. When completed, 5th Street will be a two-lane concrete road with parking spaces provided on each side separated by landscape islands with new decorative lighting. In addition, a continuous sidewalk will be constructed along 5th Street and Parkwood Boulevard that will run from Main Street to Stonebrook Parkway. Phase 1 of this project will reconstruct the east half of 5th Street and Phase 2 will reconstruct the west half of the road. Construction is expected to be complete by next spring.