The city of Eureka is reminding folks that a local version of “Carmageddon” will hit Myrtle Avenue on Monday as repairs on a sinkhole in the Cooper Gulch area begin, necessitating the excavation of the “full width” of the main corridor.
“A temporary bypass road around the construction will be in place, but this bypass is NOT paved and traffic will be slow moving,” the Facebook post states.
City of Eureka
Major construction begins Monday on Myrtle Avenue.
“Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes, especially during commute times.”
Construction is expected to take four to six weeks.
The city put out the word last month
that this project was coming, after work to repair a “rapidly-developing sinkhole” on Myrtle Avenue near Eighth Avenue revealed that a nearly 100-year-old storm drain line had partially collapsed and had “multiple joint and other failures,” according to a previous release.
Read the city’s Facebook post below:
WARNING! Eureka's version of “Carmageddon” is coming to Myrtle Avenue on Monday Oct. 7th - Please plan on using an alternate route beginning on Monday. The planned detour for Myrtle Avenue at Cooper Gulch area will be in full effect on Monday. Due to the size and depth of the new culvert, the construction operation will require the full width of Myrtle Avenue to be excavated. A temporary bypass road around the construction will be in place, but this bypass is NOT paved and traffic will be slow moving. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes, especially during commute times. The detour is expected to be in place 4 to 6 weeks. Thank you for your patience and please contact Eureka Public Works at 441-4203 with any questions or concerns.