May 11, 2019 — The ReVision Florence Streetscape Project construction is well underway. The contractor will be working Monday through Wednesday next week leading up to the Rhododendron Festival (May 13-15) but will not be working Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19.
Crews will work through Wednesday, May 15 to prepare the construction zone for the Rhododendron Festival.
This will include the reopening of both southbound travel lanes on Highway 101 and both westbound travel lanes on Highway 126. Within the work zone, the contractor will still have the outer shoulder closed to vehicles (no on-street parking) on the westside of Highway 101.
Open trenching will be temporarily filled with gravel for the festival weekend. Pedestrian routing cones and barricades will remain in place to protect pedestrians from the hazards.
Residents and visitors are asked to be cautious in the entire corridor as the area will still be a construction zone despite the work crews and equipment not being present.
Parade spectators will be able to view the parade on Sunday from both the sidewalks and the closed highway shoulder, similar to previous years. The city asks the public not to move the cones during the parade as they will be needed at their designated locations immediately following the parade when traffic is returned to both sides of the highway.
Following the Rhododendron Festival, construction crews will return Monday, May 20, to complete the sidewalks and curbs on the westside of Highway 101. The lane closures and traffic control devices will return through the end of May and removed again for Memorial Day weekend.
After Memorial Day, work will move to the eastside of Highway 101.
Find out more about ReVision Florence at www.ci.florence.or.us/urbanrenewal/revision-florence.