To provide the highest level of safety for the students that will be walking to Simpson Elementary School at the beginning of school, the City will be implementing a temporary walking detour area.
The construction of the City’s trail system along East Jones Bridge has experienced several significant and unavoidable delays. Due to utility relocation and supply chain issues, the City was unable to complete the job over the 8-week summer break as planned.
Presently, there are only two gaps in the construction. The main gap that will affect pedestrians in the area is at the crossing of Farrell Creek. Due to the necessary replacement of the bridge at that location, a plan has been put in place to ensure the safety of the area over the next few weeks.
The City will be installing the following at the intersections of East Jones Bridge Road and Waterside Parkway and Hallbrook Drive:
- Temporary Three-Way Stops with Stop Signs
- Temporary Crosswalks
- Flags on Stop Signs
- Advanced Warning Signage
- Sidewalk Closed Signs
This will allow pedestrians to safely navigate around the bridge location over the stream.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and the City’s number one goal is to complete this work as soon as possible to allow for the reopening of the section.