Due to significant construction activity occurring at the Avere on Duane project, located at 437 Duane Street, motorists should expect eastbound lane closures on Duane Street beginning Tuesday, February 4 and continuing for approximately 10 days.
Precast concrete construction materials will be delivered to the site, with trucks parking and unloading in the eastbound lane of Duane Street while this work occurs. Additionally, the construction crane will be delivered to the site on Monday, February 3 with the likelihood that flaggers will be in place to help navigate the crane into the construction site.
This construction activity will be limited to Monday through Friday, during the hours of 7 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. While the trucks are being unloaded, eastbound traffic on Duane Street, from Melrose Avenue to Prospect Avenue will be closed. Once the last truck leaves the site for the day, the eastbound lane will be re-opened to traffic. To enhance safety during this work:
- The contractor will provide flaggers to help direct traffic around the parked delivery trucks.
- The westbound lane of Duane Street will be closed at times during the course of the work, but only for the period of time it takes to lift the precast sections off the truck and to the building.
- The delivery truck will be set back from the intersection of Duane Street and Prospect Avenue to provide a clear line of site for those looking to turn westbound onto Duane Street from Prospect Avenue.
- There will be no left turn permitted while exiting the Library parking lot which aligns with Melrose Avenue during the time of lane closures. Right turns out of the lot at this location will be permitted. Entry from the westbound lane of Duane Street will not be affected.