Road Improvements on Hillside Avenue May Cause Traffic Delays

Beginning Wednesday, February 27, westbound lanes along Hillside Avenue will be reduced to single lane traffic between Shelbourne and Shakespeare Streets for approximately six weeks.

The lane closure will allow crews to complete road and sidewalk improvements as part of the Hillside Mall redevelopment project. The sidewalk on the north side of Hillside Avenue at Hillside Mall will also be closed to pedestrians and the transit stop temporarily relocated east of Shelbourne Street.

Signs will be posted to assist with traffic flow. Motorists and cyclists are encouraged to use other routes to avoid delays.

Once all road work related to the Hillside Mall redevelopment is complete improvements will include a sidewalk separated from the road by a boulevard and rain garden, new bus bays, and on-road bike lanes in both directions. The existing crosswalk at Shakespeare Street will be replaced with a new traffic signal with crosswalks in all four directions.

Thank you for your patience as crews complete the work.