Road Construction UPDATE: 7th Ave Closure 6th St - 9th St
Due to today’s rainfall and issues with the storm sewer system, the 7th Street/7th Avenue Roundabout construction site is experiencing the ponding of water. For safety reasons, the eastbound lanes of 7th Avenue are currently closed to traffic. Westbound traffic will remain open, barring any additional rainfall. Commuters are encouraged to avoid the area and use 6th or 8th Avenues for east/west travel. The Marion Police Department will be monitoring the site overnight and make modifications as needed.
To fix the issue, all lanes of 7th Avenue/Business 151 in the construction zone (6th to 9th Streets) will close at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 and remain closed until work is completed early Saturday, April 30 – weather permitting. Traffic should use 6th or 8th Avenues to travel east/west around the construction zone.
All businesses in the area have alternate accesses from 6th or 8th Avenues and will remain open.
To stay informed on progress updates for the Central Corridor Project: Roundabout at 7th Street & 7th Avenue, please visit our project page.
For general road construction information regarding lane closures and street closures in Marion please reference the 2016 Road Construction Map.