Moody Memorial Underpass construction begins Sept. 3
on August 29, 2013
Beginning on September 3rd, a section of the major road out of the Marina Bay neighborhood will be closed, meaning travelers will need to find an alternate route.
When finished, the Officer Bradley A. Moody Memorial Underpass will allow traffic to go under the railway, rather than waiting for trains, at Marina Bay Parkway between Regatta Boulevard and Meeker Avenue. Currently, trains crossing Marina Bay Parkway can block emergency vehicles and residents from getting in and out of the Marina Bay area.
Jacqueline Majors, who is the community outreach and public relations consultant for the project, said that the section of Marina Bay Parkway will be closed to cars, bikes and walkers for the estimated 18-month construction period.
Two routes will allow residents to avoid the construction, when heading north on Marina Bay Parkway. The first is the Officer Bradley A. Moody Underpass Detour Route, which involves taking a left on Regatta Boulevard to Marina Way South. This is the preferred route to take when exiting the Marina Bay area, Majors said.
The alternative route requires a right-hand turn at Regatta Boulevard in the direction of Meade Street. Majors said that worries over the paving and lighting on the route are being addressed.
Signs posted on both detours will direct people around the construction. Majors is distributing maps with drawings of the routes, and cards with directions to people in the area.
The underpass is named after Officer Bradley A. Moody, who died on October 7, 2008 near where the train tracks cross over Marina Bay Parkway.
For more information about the project, please visit the website: www.moodyup.com, or contact Majors at (925) 949-6196 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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