The ongoing MacArthur Boulevard Reconstruction Project is set to enter a new phase starting Tuesday, September 5, which will see significant changes in traffic patterns and detours in the affected area. Commuters and residents are advised to plan ahead and consider alternate routes to mitigate expected traffic delays.
From September 5 onwards, MacArthur Boulevard, spanning from Metker Street to Rochelle Road, will undergo lane reductions, impacting both northbound and southbound traffic. The reduction will limit each direction to a single lane of travel. In an additional change, southbound traffic on MacArthur Boulevard will be prohibited from making left turns onto eastbound Rochelle Road during this phase of the project. The lane restrictions and turning prohibitions are projected to remain in place through late October, contingent upon weather conditions.
Motorists traveling along Rochelle Road, either heading east or west, will encounter detours as part of the project's implementation. Those traveling westbound on Rochelle Road and seeking access to northbound MacArthur Boulevard will be rerouted via Toler Lane and Metker Street.
The MacArthur Boulevard Reconstruction Project, with an allocated budget of $27.9 million, spans a two-year period and encompasses a multifaceted approach to infrastructure enhancement. The project aims to address drainage issues, modernize the water system infrastructure, and enhance overall street quality within the designated area.