Bumby Avenue to reopen Friday after two years of closures

A stretch of North Bumby Avenue that has been closed for nearly two years will reopen Friday, with a new stormwater system, a bike path and added sidewalks and crosswalks.Crews have been working on Bumby between Colonial and Corrine drives since April 2015,...

Bumby Avenue to reopen Friday after two years of closures

A stretch of North Bumby Avenue that has been closed for nearly two years will reopen Friday, with a new stormwater system, a bike path and added sidewalks and crosswalks.Crews have been working on Bumby between Colonial and Corrine drives since April 2015,...

07 April 2017 Friday 05:38
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Bumby Avenue to reopen Friday after two years of closures

A stretch of North Bumby Avenue that has been closed for nearly two years will reopen Friday, with a new stormwater system, a bike path and added sidewalks and crosswalks.

Crews have been working on Bumby between Colonial and Corrine drives since April 2015, revamping the road's drainage-collection system to prevent flooding along the one-mile stretch that serves as a major artery for Colonialtown North and Audubon Park.

In addition to the drainage update, the city planted more than 125 trees and added a 10-foot-wide multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as a raised crosswalk at Illinois Street and new wayfinding signs, city spokeswoman Cassandra Lafser said.

The roadway will reopen fully 3:30 p.m. Friday, with a “community celebration” to follow 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lafser said, including a group bike ride to Audubon Park along the new multi-use path.

Parking for the event will be available at Lake Druid Park.

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