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Belmont Road Update

The limited opening of Belmont Road to two lanes,  is expected to occur on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, after 9:00 a.m.  Unsatisfactory weather conditions have prevented the limited opening from occurring sooner. Crews working on the Belmont Road Underpass took advantage of a break in the weather and began paving the roadway.

The intersection of Hitchcock and Belmont is scheduled to close Tuesday, October 25.  Hitchcock will be closed to traffic for 2 to 3 weeks in order to begin lowering the elevation of Hitchcock to meet the new Belmont Road profile.

Overall, the project is 75% complete and on track to fully open in 2013, ahead of schedule.

When completed, the underpass will offer a variety of benefits including:

  • Improved vehicular and pedestrian safety by eliminating an existing at-grade rail crossing at Belmont Road.
  • Faster emergency response times for Fire, EMS and Police personnel by reducing delays when crossing the tracks at Belmont Road.
  • More efficient north-south traffic flow on the west side of the Village.
  • Heightened desirability for the Ellsworth Industrial Park by increasing accessibility to the park.

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