Starting Wednesday, a portion of the Third Street Bicycle Boulevard is getting repaved, which will close the road to cyclists.
Third Street between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard will soon have a smoother ride as part of the street repair bond voters passed in 2012.
The project starts on May 20, and is scheduled to wrap up on May 28.
Here’s the city’s plan or detouring cyclists for the week:
Construction begins on Wednesday, May 20th and Third Street from Campbell Avenue to Tucson Boulevard will be closed to all traffic that day for milling. Third Street will again be closed to all traffic on Wednesday, May 27th for paving. While motor vehicles can travel along this section of Third Street between the milling and paving days, bicyclists would find the ride rather uncomfortable.
So, from Wednesday, May 20th until Thursday, May 28th, a bicycle detour will be in effect. Bicyclists traveling east along the Third Street Bicycle Boulevard will be redirected one block north to Hawthorne Street (in red on the map below), while bicyclists traveling west along the Bicycle Boulevard will be redirected one block south to Fourth Street (purple).
Specifically, if you are traveling east along the Bicycle Boulevard, turn north when you come to Campbell Avenue, then continue east along Hawthorne Street, then turn south on Tucson Boulevard, then continue east along the Bicycle Boulevard. If you are traveling west along the Bicycle Boulevard, turn south when you come to Tucson Boulevard, then continue west along Fourth Street, then turn north on Campbell Avenue, then continue west along the Bicycle Boulevard.