Shutdown on 17th Street at Alton Road starts Sunday night

The construction on Alton Road claims a major intersection starting Sunday night though May 22, when all east and west bound lanes will be closed on 17 Street west of Aton Road to Alton Court .

Alton Court is the alley that runs behind Epicure and Ace Hardware.

The closure will enable the Alton Road reconstruction contractor to install underground drainage structures and pipe, and then rebuild the road.

Northbound traffic on Alton Road will not be affected.

Motorists traveling south on Alton Road who wish to turn west on 17 Street will have to pass 17th Street, then turn west on 16th Street and north on West Avenue to get back to 17th Street west.

Drivers traveling north on Alton Road who need to go west on 17 Street will have to turn left on 16th Street and then right on West Avenue.

Drivers heading from Belle Isle to the east on 17 Street who will have to either go south on West to 16th Street, or use Dade Boulevard.

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