Beginning today, the stretch of Chapel Street in front of the Art & Architecture Building will be cut to one lane to allow workers to make sanitary and storm sewer connections, City Hall Spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said in a press release. The road’s narrowing will continue for six to eight weeks.
Workers at the Colony Inn, which is also under construction further down the block, will soon be connecting the building to the same sewers, reducing that stretch of pavement to one lane for approximately two weeks.
There may be “traffic congestion at peak times” because of the narrowed road, Mayorga said in the statement. The street had already been reduced by one lane for other work on the sites.
In January, Jazmine Caramanica, assistant manager of Clare Jones clothing store, told the News that the construction has increased the store’s business.
“The construction guys come into the store and buy stuff for their wives,” she said. “We haven’t lost any customers because of construction.”
Construction at the A&A Building started at the end of last spring semester and is expected to be completed by the middle of the summer.