All cross streets, including the Oddie Boulevard and Greenbrae Drive intersections, will be closed to cross traffic. Flaggers will direct traffic at Prater Way. Detours will be available.
The construction coincides with the Sparks Heritage Museum’s annual Western Heritage Festival, which will take place on the corner of Pyramid Way and Victorian Avenue, just one block south of the construction. According to museum director, Anthea Humphries, those attending the festival are encouraged to find parking down Victorian Avenue or near the museum at the old Silver Club parking lot.
According to NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder, the construction was set to upset several weekend plans, including a wedding for a returned Iraq soldier at a local church. However, the department has discussed the project with businesses, the museum and wedding planners and have worked out a way to let the festivities go on, Magruder said.
The spokesman added that the entire closure of a strip of road for a relatively short period of time was a preferred option for NDOT.
“We would rather get it all over with at one time rather than prolonging the pain,” Magruder said, calling the 24-hour event a “pave-a-thon.”
The $1.7 million reconstruction project, awarded to Q & D Construction, began in May and will be completed after Saturday’s work.