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New Rochelle Construction Project Under Way

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Crews began work on Burling Lane near North Avenue Thursday marking the start of the North Avenue Utility Relocation Project along the route.

Burling Lane from North Avenue to May Street is closed to traffic, however, a pedestrian lane is open at all times allowing northbound access to North Avenue businesses and Station Plaza.

Signs inform drivers of closures on Burling Avenue and direct motorists through alternate routes. These include turning right or left onto Lockwood Avenue (depending on the direction). Drivers can also turn left onto Memorial Highway and head towards downtown New Rochelle, then right onto Main Street to return to North Avenue.

Motorists can also turn left onto the other side of Burling Lane off of Memorial Highway, and left onto May Street, then right onto Lockwood to return to North Avenue. Vehicles can also turn further down on Memorial Highway to go to another destination, or continue on Lockwood.

Work is expected to increase April 17 with alternate lane closures on both sides of North Avenue according to information from the city of New Rochelle. As a result, traffic will be disrupted in the area, the city said. The project is estimated to last 18 months.

North Avenue will be affected, particularly the intersections of Burling Lane, Garden Street and Station Plaza North. Delays and detours are expected on these streets.

The project relocates electric, cable, telephone, water, fiber optic and natural gas lines from the North Avenue Bridge. These will be moved to another area constructed in 2010. This utility work is expected to be complete by May of next year depending on conditions.

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