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All Lanes Open at East 61st Street, South Memorial Drive

This article was archived on 12/31/2016

All lanes are open to traffic at the intersection of East 61st Street and South Memorial Drive, as a street rehabilitation project is wrapping up at that location.

Punch list items will be completed after Thanksgiving: patching on 61st Street about 500 feet east of the intersection, and smoothing the pavement before final inspection. Only one lane will be closed at a time for these tasks.

The project included replacing all pavement at the intersection with new concrete, as well as installing new traffic signals, sidewalks and handicap ramps.

Also, a new 48-inch waterline was constructed along East 61st Street between South Memorial Drive and South 76th East Avenue. This was part of the total replacement of 48-inch waterline on East 61st Street between South Mingo Road and South Sheridan Road. The final 1,500-foot segment - between the water tanks and South Sheridan Road - will be constructed with the intersection of East 61st Street and Sheridan Road, to begin in January 2017.

The $5,894,000 project at 61st and Memorial was funded by the 2008 Third Penny Sales Tax (Fix Our Streets).