Signal work to close portion of North Street on Saturday

Traffic moves along North Street toward the intersection at College Avenue on Thursday.

A portion of North Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday morning (April 16) while city crews install conduit as part of a traffic signal upgrade at the intersection of College Avenue.

According to a news release, the street will close from 5 a.m. until noon between College and Washington Avenue. Detour signage will be in place to direct traffic around the work area and for traffic between College and Mission Boulevard.

The work is in conjunction with the latest phase of the College Avenue Improvement Project, which includes a full redesign of the half-mile stretch of College between Maple and North streets.

Similar to improvements made south of Maple Street, the work includes building new, 10-foot sidewalks with lighting and street trees, replacement of the curbs and gutters, and burial of many existing overhead power lines.

The nine-month project, which began in March, is expected to cost about $2 million. The work is being funded using transportation bonds voters approved in 2006.

For more information, contact the city’s Transportation Division office at 479-575-8228.