On Tuesday, April 25, Consumers Power is scheduled to begin repairing natural gas lines near the entrance to the Central Parking Deck. They are the same gas lines that broke and forced the evacuation of some parts of downtown last fall.
Crews and equipment will be staged on the driveway that serves as the entrance and exit to the Central Parking Deck. At times, there will only be one lane available for traffic to enter the deck and the alley from Harvey St, as well as exit the deck and alley onto Harvey Street.
At the entrance of the deck, the southbound lane of Harvey St. will be blocked…with southbound traffic using the turn lane and northbound traffic in its usual lane.
With traffic to and from the Central Parking Deck, Post Office traffic and traffic turning left from northbound Harvey to westbound Penniman…traffic will be congested, at times.
In order to maintain some semblance of order, Consumers Power is expected to have several flag people directing traffic on Harvey St, as well as traffic that uses the Central Parking Deck alley/driveway.
Depending on weather and other circumstances, this could be a project that could continue for most of the week. This is good information to pass on to your employees and customers.
All parking spaces in the Central Parking Deck will be available during the Consumers Power project.
If you have questions, please contact the DDA office at 734-455-1453.