CLAYTON — East  Avenue in Clayton, from Academy Street/ CR 610 to the Clayton/Franklin Township line, will be milled and paved next week, starting Oct. 20, but the street will remain open.

East Avenue will be widened to establish bicycle lanes on the way to Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park, said Freeholder Heather Simmons, who serves as the liaison to the county Public Works department.


Bicycle lanes will continue from Academy Street to East  Avenue and will end near the park, said Simmons.

South State Inc. will do the milling, and county crews will complete the paving.

Two inches of existing asphalt will be milled and two inches of new asphalt will be overlaid. Existing inlet grates that don’t meet state standards will be replaced with new bicycle safety grates.

Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained by way of lane shifts, detour, or alternating traffic during the work. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times.