A major public works project by the City of St. Petersburg will force the closing of the 6th Ave. S entrance to the parking garage starting later today and continuing for the next few weeks. Traffic into the parking garage will be rerouted to the 5th Ave. S entrance.
Meanwhile, the south lane of 6th Ave S will be reopened today for eastbound and westbound traffic. The intersection of 6th Ave. S and 2nd St S will remain open. All crosswalks at 2nd St S and 6th Ave S will remain open.
The project, which involves the replacement of a 30-inch sewer line, is expected to be completed by mid-March. The city is redirecting the traffic as necessary.
Other impacts from the project:
- Street parking along 6th Ave. S between 3rd Street and 1st Street S is prohibited.
- Vehicles travelling west on 6th Avenue S cannot turn left into parking lots 2 and 5 and vehicles exiting the parking lots must turn right only. Utilization of the 1st Street S entrance is strongly encouraged.
- U-Turns are prohibited in the construction zone.
All motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are urged to be cautious during this period of construction.
Please check back for further updates.
Director of University Police Services