Starting Monday, May 16, Parkview Avenue will be closed to westbound traffic from Oakland Drive to Greenleaf Boulevard as work progresses to replace water main and rebuild the street. This change will extend the westbound closure from where it currently ends near Knox Street. Parkview Avenue will continue to be open to eastbound traffic.
Westbound drivers should follow the signed detour north on Oakland Drive, west on Howard Street and Stadium Drive, and south on Drake to Parkview. The westbound lane closure will be in effect for the remainder of the project, which is expected to be completed in October.
The nearly $3 million investment underway will upgrade the undersized water main and install new water service lines and fire hydrants. When the street is rebuilt, the width of vehicle lanes will be reduced to 10 feet wide to calm traffic. The additional space on the roadway will allow the width of the bike lanes to be expanded. New sidewalk will be installed on the north side of Parkview from Broadway to Barnard, and a crossing with a pedestrian island will be added at Barnard to connect the Oakwood and Oakland Drive/Winchell neighborhoods.
Project information including improvement and detour maps and a recording from an informational meeting held virtually on February 24, 2022, are available at www.imaginekalamazoo.com/projects/parkviewavenue.