The Community Park parking lot and pathway north of Warner Avenue near the site of the new Lewiston High School will remain closed through July 12 while crews complete the first phase of off-site street improvements related to the development.
The city of Lewiston and the Lewiston School District are joining with Lewis-Clark State College to fund the widening of Warner between 11th and 13th streets and the construction of a small roundabout at its intersection with 12th Street, according to project manager JUB Engineers. The college is contributing because it is building a technical education center adjacent to the high school site.
Construction on Warner is expected to be complete by the end of July. When complete, the widening project will include one travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane and pathways or sidewalks on the north side. Eastbound traffic on Warner has been routed to a temporary road around the roundabout and westbound traffic has been detoured at 14th Street to Burrell Avenue until the phase is complete, according to a JUB news release.
Nearby residents and businesses will experience occasional noise and vibration during the project’s working hours and pedestrian access through the area will be restricted. Driveway and business access will occasionally be limited, but the project team will work with property owners to maintain one open access at all times, according to JUB.
Work on other portions of Warner and 10th Street will begin in the fall and end late in the year, according to JUB Clarkston office manager Kayla Brown. Anyone with questions, comments or those who would like to sign up for construction updates may call the project team at (509) 254-6011.