The rare graveyard shift — as well as another scheduled for Wednesday night — is due to the specific work sites and busy thoroughfares that are involved.
Tonight’s construction zone will shut down at least one lane of the busy junction formed by Springplace Road and Dalton Pike (Wildwood Avenue). The intersection includes three lanes — two thruways and one turn lane.
The week’s second night-time project will be a complete shutdown of Dalton Pike on Wednesday night stretching from 18th to 20th streets.
“We’re definitely trying to inconvenience the public as little as possible by working at night,” according to Greg Clark, CU Water Division engineer. “These late hours will make it better for the motorists, but it will also mean less traffic in the affected areas and that will make it easier for our crews.”
Clark explained the details of each construction area.
Tonight’s work at Springplace and Dalton Pike/Wildwood gets underway at 11 p.m. At least one lane of traffic will be closed, leaving at least one lane open at all times. Work should be completed by 7 a.m. Tuesday.
On Wednesday, July 13, beginning at 11 p.m., both lanes of Dalton Pike will be closed between 18th Street and 20th Street. The project is expected to be completed by 7 a.m. Thursday. “We will have the entire roadway closed and traffic will be detoured around 18th and 20th streets,” Clark said. “Signs will be posted detailing detour routes.”
The projects will rely on dry weather. In the event of inclement conditions, each project will be delayed until the following night, Clark advised.
Because both impacted roads are “extremely busy,” Cleveland Utilities will make every attempt to complete the projects on time and without undue delay, Clark said.
Questions may be directed to Cleveland Utilities.