Blalock Construction has notified the City of Clinton that Riverside Drive will be closed between South Charles G. Seivers Boulevard (State Route 61) and Meadowbrook Street, beginning early Tuesday morning, September 18, a press release said.
For the next three years, motorists trying to reach the Riverside/Riverbend areas will need to use one of four alternate routes: Meadowbrook Street, Willow Street, Elm Street, or Redbud Drive, the press release said.
Attempting to make a left turn onto any of these four streets may present a challenge during afternoon hours, when school and work traffic is at its peak, the press release said. To help accommodate this, the City of Clinton is currently upgrading the traffic signal at Willow Street/Sunset Road, the release said.
“It is being reconfigured to provide a protected left turn arrow in each direction,” the press release said. “While we expect this will help, we recommend that when possible, motorists create a route that will allow them to make a right turn when approaching Redbud Drive, Elm Street, Willow Street, or Meadowbrook Street.”
Please use extreme caution when making left turns, and remember: Center turn lanes create opposing traffic situations!
The Riverside Drive closure will also shut down the boat launch ramp beneath the Lewallen Bridge, as well as a section of the Lakefront Park walking trail.
“We ask for everyone’s cooperation, patience, and safe driving during this construction period,” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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