Q: How long will construction last?
A: Major construction is scheduled to be completed in December 2012, with landscaping to be completed in June 2013.
Q: What are the construction hours during the day?
A: Construction will take place from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.
Q: Will this affect parking?
A: In response to neighborhood feedback, ‘No Parking’ will be in effect in the construction zone from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, rather than starting at 6:00 am.
Q: Will there be any temporary additional parking available?
A: Representatives from Council District 6 are looking into this. We will post additional information as it becomes available.
Q: Will the traffic on Woodman be affected?
A: Construction will only take up one block at a time, so any lane closures will be limited and only in effect during construction hours. There should be flagmen out to assist with traffic flow in the affected areas.
Q: Will traffic on Woodman Avenue be affected?
A: There may be times when a stretch of one lane may need to be taken out of service temporarily between the hours of 9am – 3pm as a safety measure to protect from flying debris.
Q: Will construction affect bus stops?
A: At this time, bus stops will remain in their current location. If and as that changes, we will post updated information.
Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of during construction?
A: Anything you can do to be a good neighbor during this disruption will be greatly appreciated! Please be extra mindful about following the rules regarding trashcans (off the street by 8pm on Thursday), abandoned vehicles (no vehicle may be parked longer than 72 hrs in the same place) and the 25mph speed limit (speed limits are lower in construction zones, and fines for speeding are high).
Q: Why are all the magnolia trees being removed?
A: In order for us to create the project, existing trees had to be removed. An arborist examined the 86 magnolias and found many of them to be diseased. Those that were small enough and healthy enough to be transplanted were made available for adoption. The remaining trees are being re-purposed for art projects or compost.
Q: How many new trees will be planted?
A: The project will include 100 new trees and hundreds of native shrubs and flowering plants.