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Posted on: December 4, 2020

New detours to begin week of Dec. 7 near Wyatt Way-Madison Avenue intersection

New detours are expected to begin during the week of Dec. 7 as work on the Wyatt Way Reconstruction Project moves closer to the Wyatt Way-Madison Avenue intersection.

It’s expected that the contractor will begin work on the east side of the project along Wyatt Way between Ambrose Lane and Madison Avenue and the Wyatt Way-Madison Avenue intersection.

The work on Madison Avenue, south of the Wyatt-Madison intersection, will include the replacement of stormwater drainage pipes. The drainage work will then continue closer to the intersection.

As the contractor moves to the east side of the project, drivers can expect revisions to the detour routes as follows:

  • Drivers heading to Winslow from the south end of the island will continue to use Finch Road/Sportsman Club Road or Weaver Road as a detour to High School Road;
  • Drivers heading to the south end of the island from Winslow can use Madison Avenue (heading north) and Wyatt Way (heading west), or Ericksen Avenue (north);
  • Drivers using Madison Avenue in either direction can expect periodic flagging of traffic through or nearby the Wyatt Way intersection;
  • There will likely be some isolated times when the Wyatt Way-Madison Avenue intersection will need to be closed to southbound traffic. In those instances, drivers will be directed to Knechtel Way and Ericksen Avenue.
  • Local access along Wyatt Way and all intersecting streets will remain open.

Wyatt Way is limited to westbound and local traffic only to minimize congestion at the Wyatt Way-Madison Avenue intersection.

Wyatt Detour Map

The Wyatt Way Reconstruction Project will improve safety for everyone by constructing a complete street with sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of Wyatt Way between Madison Avenue and Lovell Avenue. The project will include improved ADA ramps and street crossings, lighting, landscaping and upgrades to water infrastructure.

A central component of the project is a "mini roundabout" at the intersection of Wyatt Way and Madison Avenue to improve traffic flow by creating more consistency in vehicle movements through the intersection. 

The contractor working on the Wyatt Way Reconstruction Project completed paving on the Wyatt Way sidewalks this week marking a significant milestone on the west side of the project. The road striping is anticipated to happen next week (weather permitting). The landscaping, which will be installed throughout all areas of the project, will occur in late winter.

Challenges with the water line installation on the west side of the project, which caused delays to the overall project schedule, are mostly resolved.

The City’s project management staff anticipates that the project will be substantially completed in March. We appreciate the community’s patience during this project as we work to make safety improvements that will benefit everyone.

Learn more about the project here.

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