The addition of this crosswalk will allow pedestrians to safely cross the highway just south of Bates Street, the newsletter stated.
Traffic shifted into southbound lanes of Hwy. 377 to enable crews working on the project to begin construction.
Work on the northbound side of Hwy. 377 is projected to take about a month to complete. Crews are then expected to shift construction to the southbound side in early August, according to the city.
The construction of the crosswalk on Hwy. 377 is projected to be completed in early September.
Following the completion of the crosswalk, the inside lanes in both the southbound and northbound directions will be closed while crews build a landscaped median to split the roadway.
Disruptions to motorists due to the construction are expected to be wrapped up in early October, weather and site conditions permitting, the city stated.
“A pedestrian crossing on Hwy. 377 has been a popular request from residents and Old Town businesses for years, and the incoming amenity offers a pedestrian-activated traffic signal at Bates Street that will use flashing yellow lights that transition into red lights to stop traffic in both directions,” according to the newsletter.