Traffic Routing and Closures along E. 51st and 52nd Avenues and Emerson Street
Excavation and re-construction work will begin in mid-March 2023 to install stormwater pipes and then restore sections of E. 51st Avenue, E. 52nd Avenue, and Emerson Street.
During construction, travel on these roads will be impacted. Emerson Street between E. 51st and E. 52nd Avenues, and the E. 51st Avenue Bridge, will be closed to through traffic. This project will begin the week of March 13, 2023 and be complete within approximately eight weeks. Emerson Street and the E. 51st Avenue Bridge will be re-opened upon project completion.
For more information about this project, view the construction update flyer HERE(PDF, 207KB).
Travel along E. 51st Ave. between Emerson St. and west to the alley remains one-way traffic only for eastbound local traffic only.
The new multi-use asphalt path on the south side of E. 51st between Washington St. and Emerson St. connecting to the new 51st sidewalk from Emerson to the National Western Complex will remain open during this project.
Increased Truck Traffic – Heavy construction truck traffic continues; trucks are entering the site using E. 54th Ave and exiting the site using E. 52nd Ave. This truck route will remain in effect for the duration of the project (end of 2023).