Drivers encouraged to use Evard, Reed, Stellhorn detour

St. Joseph Road, north of the St. Joseph Center Road intersection, will close at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, weather permitting, for installation of a storm sewer line.

Part of the St. Joe Center widening project, this closure should last no more than 7 days.

The City'€™s contractor will cut an open trench across St. Joe Road along the north side of St. Joe Center to install a sewer main.

The City recommends drivers use the marked detours on Evard, Reed and Stellhorn roads to travel around the pipe crossing. The entrances to the Riviera Plaza shopping center and the Doc Ricker'€™s convenience store will remain open.

The new storm sewer main will provide improved drainage in this traffic improvement area.

When complete in 2009, St. Joseph Center Road will have two lanes in each direction between Reed and St. Joe roads. The project also adds an additional left-turn lane, a second through lane and a new right-turn lane for eastbound St. Joseph Center Road at the St. Joe Road intersection. Other planned improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, curbs and gutters, street lighting and pavement markings.