Downtown street closures begin Thursday, Oct. 17
Construction and street closures for The Reserve at Hudson Crossing are expected to begin on Thursday, Nov. 17, in downtown Oswego.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Village of Oswego announced that developer Shodeen had closed on The Reserve at Hudson Crossing, a six-story, two-building development that will bring luxury apartments, experiential retail, restaurants, and a free public parking garage to downtown Oswego. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 17, streets will be closed to begin excavation work.
The following streets will be closed beginning Thursday, Oct. 17:
- Adams Street, from the Waubonsie Creek bridge to Washington Street
- Jackson Street, from Adams Street to Harrison Street
- Harrison Street, from Jackson Street to Washington Street
In addition, Harrison Street south of Washington will be partially closed for two weeks this fall while crews replace aging sewer infrastructure to support the new downtown developments. An announcement will follow when that portion of Harrison Street is expected to close. During the partial closure, local access to the Harrison Street parking lot and local businesses will remain open, however, motorists can expect lane closures and should take extra precautions.
Traffic on Washington Street will not be affected by this construction project; however, the sidewalk on the north side of Washington Street from Harrison to Adams Street will be closed. Pedestrians are advised to detour through Hudson Crossing Park and up the Veterans Memorial walkway.
Shop downtown Oswego! All businesses to remain open and fully accessible
All downtown Oswego businesses will remain open during construction with full access to all entrances, however, shoppers and diners will have to approach businesses with Jackson Street parking lot access from Main Street, rather than Adams. All parking lots for these businesses will remain open throughout construction.
Two park entrances to remain open
Two entrances to Hudson Crossing Park will remain open during construction: the entrance at the corner of Washington Street and Harrison Street, and the park’s northernmost entrance via the Fox River Trail. The entrance located at Harrison Street and Jackson Street will be closed and redesigned as a part of public improvements surrounding The Reserve at Hudson Crossing.
Pedestrians are urged to take precautions when crossing Main Street to access the park. Stay in the crosswalk, put away distractions like cell phones, and make eye contact with drivers.
Local traffic only on North Adams Street
Motorists accustomed to driving through Adams Street from Route 25 to Washington Street should note that this will not be possible during construction. Adams Street from North Street to the Waubonsie Creek Bridge will be open to local traffic only, allowing access to homes and Veterans Serenity Park. No traffic will be able to cross the Waubonsie Creek Bridge.
Veterans Walkway, Veterans Serenity Park to remain accessible
The Veterans Memorial Walkway, which connects Hudson Crossing Park to the library, will remain open during construction, though temporary single-day closures may be required. The new Veterans Serenity Park will be accessible by car from North Avenue and on foot via the Veterans Memorial Walkway and the Fox River Trail from Hudson Crossing Park.
Additional closure on South Adams Street for Block 11
In addition to the street closures around The Reserve at Hudson Crossing, Adams Street from Washington Street to Van Buren Street is already closed for public improvements and is expected to remain closed until early December. This additional closure will support the development of Block 11, the site of new restaurants, office space, and public parking.
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