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The street will now remain closed between Adair and Holladay streets through Dec. 22.

COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY - A map shows, marked with orange Xs, the location of the closure of 10th Avenue in Cornelius and, marked with orange ovals, the detour routes set up for traffic to avoid it.Motorists will have to continue finding ways around a closure of 10th Avenue in Cornelius through Friday, Dec. 22.

The Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation announced Wednesday evening, Dec. 6, that work crews will need additional time to complete improvements to the roadway in between Adair and Holladay streets.

The project has kept 10th Avenue closed since mid-August. The road was originally expected to reopen to through traffic next week, with the closure extending through Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Once it is complete, the project will have added a center turn lane on 10th Avenue in between Adair and Holladay streets, as well as continuous bike lanes, curb extensions similar to those on Baseline Street and ADA-compliant sidewalks. The work also includes paving and re-striping and the replacement of lights, signage and signals.

According to the county, the contractor, Kodiak Pacific Construction, is still working to complete the curbs and paving on the west side of 10th Avenue and the sidewalks on the east side.

The $8 million project is funded through Washington County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program.

Through traffic is currently being detoured to Fourth Avenue via Adair and Baseline streets on the south and Holladay street on the north side of the closure.

Residents and businesses within the closed-off section of 10th Avenue will continue to have local access, the county stated.

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