Traffic flow shifts to Liberty Street
CENTREVILLE — Work crews finally painted lane markers and stopping points along Liberty Street Wednesday, Oct. 24, following extensive work to replace sewage and water lines as well as draining sites that lasted months.
The multiphase project by the Centreville Public Works Department now moves onto the next big phase that will create temporary traffic flow changes in the town’s historic square.
“The traffic is changing at 9 p.m. and Commerce Street will be closed to through traffic,” said Kip Matthews, Public Works director, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. “Residents and people who have business there will still be able to access their property and local businesses. The traffic on Liberty Street will become two-way and Commerce Street will only head northbound. We’ve finished water and sewer utilities on Liberty Street, and that is phase one and two of the overall project.”
For phases three and four, Commerce Street will have sewer and water lines installed and Liberty Street will take on the two-way traffic through town.
Matthews said Public Works will be starting on South Commerce Street for phase three next week.
Phase three includes South Commerce Street from the split north to Lawyer’s Row. Commerce will be closed for an estimated eight to nine months while the town work is being completed.
“Even with the work we’re doing, the state highway will move forward with replacing bridges at the north and south split. The state is actually starting work on the bridge over Gravel Run on the north end in front of the police station next month,” Matthews said.
Crews touch up lane markers and stopping points at four-way traffic stops along Liberty Street as they prepared for the traffic shift Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Work crews look over maps detailing the locations of work on Liberty Street.