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Jun 03

Crews Make Progress on Riverside Parkway Construction

Posted on June 3, 2020 at 2:34 PM by Heidi Kellum

Since our March construction update, storm water management facilities for the Riverside Parkway construction project have been excavated and will remain at temporary grades for the next several months. Erosion and sediment control work is ongoing. Temporary detour roads on Smith Circle (east & west) are under construction and expected to be complete by June 10. 

Work to construct the roadway embankment has begun and will continue over the next several weeks. Existing roadways in the area are subject to temporary lane closures on weekdays, with possible closures on evenings and weekends. 

Underground utility work is in process and will continue for several weeks. Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are cautioned to proceed with care near the construction area, as they may encounter steel plates and loose gravel during utility installation.

Work is underway that will allow for the reopening of the west bound lanes on Lexington Drive from Smith Circle to Pearl Crescent Square. Until the reopening, traffic will continue to be diverted to the two existing eastbound lanes and this segment of Lexington Drive will be subject to one lane closures on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

As a reminder, temporary construction entrances have been established on Smith Circle (east & west). Motorists may experience minor delays due to flagging in this area on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for construction activities. Also, the intersection of Silvery Blue Terrace and Lexington Drive will remain closed while a new entrance to Silvery Blue Terrace is constructed to align with the new roadway. A detour, from Silvery Blue Terrace to Fiery Skipper Terrace to Pearl Crescent Square, will allow access to Lexington Drive until the reconstructed entrance at Silvery Blue Terrace is safe for vehicular traffic. View the detour plan for details.

The project is on schedule to be completed in fall 2021.

For more information about this project, visit the project page at