City is closing part of McLean by new baseball stadium site, starting Monday

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect location for the baseball stadium site.

The city is closing northbound McLean Boulevard between Maple and Douglas next week to do exploratory water line work connected to the construction of new baseball stadium.

Traffic will be detoured using Maple, Seneca and Douglas, the city said in a news release. The closure starts Monday. Signs warning of the closure will be posted along McLean so drivers are aware of it.

The city said workers will look at the existing 36-inch waterline under the road to design the right valves and fittings for it so the line can be moved later this summer. The new baseball stadium will sit on the former site of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, on the northwest corner of Maple and McLean.

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