Major road changes are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9, to permanently remove the 8th Street Connector. The re-routing of 8th Street marks the second of three phases of road modifications taking place ahead of construction of the $110 million Gateway Plaza building on East Canal Street between 8th and 9th Streets.
Once the 8th Street Connector closes, motorist traveling on 8th Street will turn left onto East Canal, travel east on the new, one-block, two-way portion of East Canal and, then turn right at 9th Street onto the bridge approach. Canal will remain as two westbound lanes, with the anticipation of opening a temporary third through lane, abutting the Gateway site, in several weeks. Completion of the second phase is expected by early October.
Signage will be posted instructing motorists of detours and changes in traffic patterns throughout each phase of the traffic conversions.
All related traffic and road work should be completed by early November.