Central Ave Project

This project consists of reconstructing a 0.5 mile segment of Central Ave. from University Boulevard to Verity Parkway (Canal St.) in the City of Middletown. The project will upgrade aging infrastructure that is in poor condition by replacing pavement, curb, sidewalk, water main and services, and street lighting. The project will also include rehabilitating the existing combined sewer, providing new storm sewer with sustainable storm water management BMPs, traffic calming, technology infrastructure, and other functional streetscape amenities consistent with the City’s Downtown Master Plan. New signal installations, updated signal timing, and left turn lanes on Central Avenue will be installed at the existing signalized intersections with Verity Parkway and Clinton Street.

Construction is scheduled for early 2022, with substantial completion by December 2022.


Central Ave. Improvements Project Update 2/18/22:
As posted, beginning Monday, Feb. 28, weather permitting, crews will begin setting the traffic pattern for the first phase of work for the Central Avenue Improvements Project. Preliminary work will start on the east end of the project near Charles Street and move westward. Initial activities will include project area set-up, water main installation, electrical work, and other start-up activities.
Central Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Charles Street to Verity Parkway. Access to local businesses, tenants and residents will remain open between Grimes Street and Verity Parkway. 
A detour for through traffic will be put into place and marked with signage. Westbound traffic will use N. University Boulevard to Manchester Avenue to Verity Parkway to Central Avenue. Eastbound traffic will use Verity Parkway to 1st Avenue to S. University Boulevard to Central Avenue.
The Central Avenue Improvements Project Open House Meeting is on February 23 from 5-7 p.m. in council chambers at the City building. See event page for further details.
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