Perryville police building construction leads to detours
— Construction on the new police headquarters in town will mean some traffic detours in the coming weeks, according to a town official.
Denise Breder, town administrator, said construction on the new headquarters has warranted closing a portion of Otsego Street from Aiken Avenue to the railroad tracks and Evans Street. Breder said Wednesday that local residential and business traffic will be
allowed on Otsego, but the general traffic pattern in and out of town hall will change.
“Traffic visiting town hall will enter through Gerry Perry Way and exit by making a right onto Otsego Street,” Breder said, meaning that exit will only take traffic in one direction back to Aiken Avenue.
Anyone with business at town hall will need to enter the parking lot from Broad Street at the front of town hall, traveling Gerry Perry Way — an alleyway next to town hall — to the parking lot.
The detour is expected to last through November.
During the closure, water and sewer lines will be run under the railroad tracks. Amy Yackanech, administrative supervisor, said local traffic will be able to get to their destinations.
“No driveways will be blocked on Otsego,” she said.
Signs will go up telling motorists only local traffic is allowed on that portion of Otsego. The portion of the road between the entrance to town hall and Evans Street has no houses, she added.
Ground was broken Sept. 6 on Perryville’s new $2.8 million police building on Otsego Street.
The new police facility will include gender-specific holding areas, more storage for supplies and evidence, a sally port for secure transfer of people under arrest, and more overall square footage. The former double-trailers — which have since been demolished — gave the department 1,200 square feet. The new building, to be completed by this time next year, will be 8,000 square feet.
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Construction on the new police headquarters in Perryville is leading to traffic detours around Perryville Town Hall.