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Public Works

21st-Broadway-Division Street Intersection and Pedestrian Enhancement Project

21st Avenue-Broadway-Division Street intersection improvements are on the way! This complete street project provides an opportunity to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety and operation through this intersection. This project is expected to begin early 2015 and be completed in 2016.

Improvements at the intersections include:

  • Closing the existing Division Street slip lane at 21st Avenue.
  • Modifying the existing island to construct a right turn lane from 21st Ave onto Division Street.
  • Installing pedestrian crossings & traffic signal at the intersection of Broadway & Division Street and new pedestrian crossings & traffic signal at the intersection 21st Avenue & Broadway.
  • Realigning the intersection of 21st Avenue & Broadway to improve pedestrian safety and vehicle operations.
  • Adding 2 landscaped areas at the realigned 21st Avenue.
  • MTA enhancement of the transit stop at the new 21st Avenue/Broadway intersection.
  • Rebuilding the existing traffic signals at 21st & Grand along with 21st & Scarritt Place.

Closures / Detours

Temporary lane closures and sidewalk closures/detours for 21st Avenue and Broadway may occur intermittently throughout the duration of the project.

Other Closures / Detours in the Area

In addition, a large-scale mixed-use development is currently under construction (Aertson Midtown) in the vicinity of Public Works' safety enhancement project. During the construction of the private development, sidewalks along the east side of 21st Avenue/Division Street, and along Grand Avenue and 20th Avenue will be closed through 2016. Temporary partial or full lane closures for 21st Avenue, Broadway, Grand Avenue, 20th Avenue, and nearby alleys may occur intermittently throughout the duration of that project as utility work and building construction continues.

The Department of Public Works will work closely with the development contractors to coordinate work and minimize impacts to pedestrian and vehicular mobility in and around the area.

Project Duration

Public Works' intersection enhancement project is expected to be significantly complete by late 2016.

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