Watermain Reconstruction Set to Temporarily Close Burton Street SW the Week of May 17

Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | Press & Media, News & Announcements

Burton St SW travelers are asked to follow the 28th Street detour to keep workers and residents safe during the road closure.

The City of Wyoming will temporarily close Burton Street SW between Burlingame Avenue SW and Clyde Park Avenue SW for seven days the week of May 17th, detouring all through traffic to 28th Street SW.

The detour is necessary to complete work on two watermain reconstruction projects along the neighborhood streets of Denwood and Dehoop. Portions of these watermains cross over Burton Avenue SW. To reduce impact on the community, city officials planned the projects in unison to limit the closure to a single week. The closure is expected to last no more than seven days while construction occurs.

“We’re working with two separate contractors on this project to coordinate a closure that lessens the impact on businesses and people who travel on Burton,” said Russ Henckel, Wyoming’s assistant director of public works – engineering. “It’s important for people who use Burton for their commutes to find an alternative route during this short project. It keeps residents who live in the area and our workers safe.”

Local access to businesses in the construction area and residences will be maintained with detours through small neighborhood streets. However, through traffic traveling across the construction zone will be detoured to 28th Street SW to avoid dangerous traffic volumes on smaller residential streets. Signage will be posted to direct traffic through the detour.

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