Major Detours Around Newell/Main St. Intersection in Walnut Creek

Last week I noted that the ‘white’ building at Newell & N. Main St. was getting demolished  and this is going to cause major detours for the foreseeable future. The detour map is available full size here. From the City of Walnut Creek webpage:

To ensure the public’s safety during the exterior demolition, there will be significant lane closures around the Main Street/Newell Avenue intersection starting November 5.  Lane closures will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Changeable message signs will be posted beginning October 29 to alert drivers to the closures. Specifically:
  • Main Street, southbound, will be closed between Broadway Plaza and Newell Avenue.
  • Newell Avenue, eastbound, between the Newell Promenade entrance and Main Streetwill be closedexcept for one lane that will be right-turn only onto South Main Street.
  • Newell Avenue, westbound, will be closed between Main Street and the Newell Promenade entranceThe Kaiser Permanente garage entrance on Newell will remain open. Also, Newell Promenade shops on Newell between Main Street and California will remain open.

Understand? Good, because when I looked at the detour map I couldn’t make heads or tails of it. :)

  • Elizabeth Mackey

    Very confusing! I think they are doing a pretty good job though with the way they are detouring it. I noticed that around 4:30pm or so, both directions are open on Main. I guess they close up shop then move things around.