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Downtown Construction Update

The contractor working on the downtown reconstruction project has announced the schedule for the Wooster Street portion of manhole and utility valve adjustments.

On Monday, December 2, the eastbound lane of Wooster Street, from Church to Prospect, will be closed to traffic.  During that time, the manholes and utility valve boxes within the eastbound lane will be adjusted up to grade, the asphalt will be removed around each, and concrete collars will be poured.  The eastbound lanes will remain closed overnight in order to allow the concrete to cure, reopening on December 3.  The same process will then occur within the westbound lanes of Wooster on Tuesday, December 3, at which time the westbound lanes will close.  This process will conclude on December 4 with the reopening of the westbound lane, weather and progress of work dependent.  Parking will be removed within the respective work zones on both days.

Once work on Wooster Street is complete, certain punch list items remain.  This may result in temporary parking restrictions or impacts to traffic.

Downtown Construction Update

The contractor working on the downtown reconstruction project has finished adjusting the manholes and utility valve boxes along with installing concrete collars on Main Street. This work will now shift to Wooster Street. The contractor has amended the previously announced schedule and will now begin the Wooster Street portion during the week of December 2, instead of Monday, November 25.

Certain punch list items remain, which may result in temporary parking restrictions or impacts to traffic.

Downtown Construction Update

The contractor working on the downtown reconstruction project has nearly finished adjusting the manholes and utility valve boxes along with installing concrete collars on Main Street.  Dependent upon weather, this work on Main Street is scheduled to be complete on Monday, November 18.

The contractor is scheduled to return on Monday, November 25 to adjust the manholes and utility valve boxes along with installing concrete collars on Wooster Street.  In order to expedite this process and to ensure the safety of the traveling public and construction crews, East and West Wooster will close while this occurs.  Both sections of Wooster Street will close to traffic on Monday, November 25 and then reopen in the afternoon of Tuesday, November 26.  By doing so, the contractor will be able to core the manholes and utility valve boxes spread out throughout each section of Wooster, pour the concrete collars, and then allow the concrete to cure properly before traffic is restored.  The intersection of Main and Wooster will remain open throughout this process, allowing for north and south traffic to continue.

Certain punch list items remain, which may result in temporary parking restrictions or impacts to traffic.

Holiday Parade: Street Closures and Parking Restrictions

In conjunction with the Bowling Green Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 23, several Bowling Green streets will be closed and on-street parking will be prohibited in many downtown locations.  The parade is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:50 am, with the first parade float reaching Main and Wooster at approximately 10:00 am.  This year’s parade will be aired on Channel 11 – WTOL.

Main Street, from Poe Road to Napoleon Road, and Wooster Street, from Prospect Street and Church Street, will be closed from 9:30 am on Saturday until the end of the parade.  This closure will also impact traffic flow on streets that intersect with Main Street between Poe and Napoleon.  These side streets will also close at approximately 9:00 am.  In addition, side streets between Poe and Ridge will be utilized for parade preparations from approximately 8:00 am until 11:00 am.  During this period of time, access to these side streets will be limited to local use.

A truck detour route will be posted.

Parking during the parade will be prohibited on Main Street between Ridge and Pearl.  Vehicles are to be removed from Main Street prior to 3:00 am on Saturday, November 23.  Any vehicle parked on Main Street after 3:00 am will be towed at the owner’s expense.

On-street parking will also be prohibited in the following locations:

  • Dixie Avenue between South Main and Kenwood
  • South Church Street between Sand Ridge and Pearl
  • Clay Street between North Church and North Grove
  • North Grove between Wooster and Poe

Parking will be reinstated on Main Street and other locations after the parade “clean-up”.  All roads impacted by these closures will reopen as soon as possible upon completion of the parade.

For more information about this year’s parade, visit the Chamber of Commerce website at www.bgchamber.net

Court Street Closed night of 11/22 for Community Tree Lighting

West Court Street, between Main and City Parking Lot 4, will be closed between 5:15 – 7:45 pm, on Friday, November 22, in conjunction with the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Access to parking lots will be maintained throughout the street closure.  On-street parking restrictions will be imposed on North Main Street between Oak and Court Streets and on Oak Street.

The Tree Lighting is scheduled for roughly 7:00 pm in front of the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.

Downtown Construction Update

The contractor working on the downtown reconstruction project will begin coring out the asphalt around manholes and utility boxes within the downtown.  Once the asphalt is removed, concrete collars will be poured.  It is anticipated that this work will begin this week and last in to next week (11/18).

This will result in impacts to the traffic flow as well as intermittent removal of parking.

South Mercer Closure Postponed till November 14

Due to inclement weather, the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division work in the 100 block of South Mercer Rd scheduled to occur today, November 12, has been postponed until November 14.

As a reminder, the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will be repairing a manhole in the 100 block of South Mercer Rd.  During this work, this portion of South Mercer may be closed to traffic from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.