CLINTON — A portion of Sixth Avenue North will be closed as work continues on the law center project.
Clinton County Supervisor Dan Srp said Sixth Avenue North will become a one way once the county elects to close Sixth Avenue North. There will be one way traffic from Third Street toward Ashford University Field. Srp stated Second Street towards Third Street will be closed and fenced in.
The area will be used for a staging area for loading and unloading. The county has worked in conjunction with Clinton City Engineer Jason Craft.
“Last week Jason Craft from the city was down with Brian and Matt from our staff to work on closing down half of Sixth Avenue North,” Clinton County Building Maintenance Manager Corey Johnson said. “We have the green light to do that whenever we are available to do it or whenever we’re ready to do it.”
Johnson said they had equipment for the law center project coming on Wednesday. They had detention doors coming on Wednesday. He said they will be transporting a lot of equipment back and forth from the electrical trailer in the north lot of Ashford University Field to the job site.
“When we get to where we’re setting cells and stuff we will be having half of Sixth Avenue North closed we’ll be able to take the crane between the street and the building and set the crane there,” Johnson said.
“The semi will pull in from Second Street, pull straight up the street, be able to unload the semi right there with the crane to set the cells into place. They’ll be able to come out up to Third Street and take a right. So we do have a path lane by closing that street. That’s where our deliveries will come through. We’re making a gate on each end of that where we can keep the flow of traffic going through for us. But the flow for the actual public will be closed at that time.”