South Main Street Detour Update: Utility Work Nearing Completion

From: Public Affairs

May 6, 2008

The utility work that had delayed the blasting and drilling of the pedestrian tunnel connecting the James Madison University Quadrangle and the future site of the Performing Arts Center is nearing completion. As a result, the planned traffic detour (click for map) will be implemented on Thursday, May 8, 2008.

Traffic heading south on South Main Street will be diverted west onto Cantrell Avenue then south on South High Street. Detoured traffic will then return to South Main Street via Maryland Avenue.

Northbound traffic will be unaffected by the detour though motorists may experience some minor delays during peak traffic times.

The detour is expected to remain in place until August 2.

To view construction progress of the Performing Arts Center and the pedestrian tunnel, visit the Performing Arts Center web cam.