Construction of a pedestrian bridge across San Miguel Drive will close lanes of San Miguel Drive beginning in early November, according to a city memo.
The curbside lane and the left-turn lanes adjacent to the median in each direction between Avocado Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard will be closed from Nov. 5 through 9 while crews construct temporary midspan support structures, the memo said. When bridge pieces arrive to the site, all of San Miguel Drive will be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. weeknights from Nov. 13 to Feb. 8, the memo states. The roadway will be open from Nov. 21 through 25 over the Thanksgiving holiday and from Dec. 20 to Jan. 14 over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
“While construction of new Civic Center, Council Chambers, Central Library expansion, and the Park continues toward completion, the abutment and support work for the new pedestrian bridge that will span San Miguel Drive is almost ready to receive the steel bridge structure,” the memo said. “CW Driver has been able to avoid impacting the San Miguel Drive pedestrian and vehicular traffic by keeping the work activities on-site thus far, but bridge construction activities will encroach into the public travel areas as we prepare for the arrival of the bridge deck pieces.”
The new Civic Center along Avocado Avenue is expected to be open for the December City Council meeting, although more work will have to be completed before city employees move from the existing City Hall complex on Newport Boulevard.