CLINTON HILL — Myrtle Avenue will reopen to two-way traffic Thursday after being closed to vehicles headed eastbound for three months to accommodate construction of Myrtle Plaza.
Cars will now be able to travel eastbound on Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street and Emerson Place, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.
The regular B54 bus route will also be restored after being diverted to include two new temporary stops.
The road remains unpaved, so drivers are urged to use caution when traveling down Myrtle Avenue.
The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will re-pave the road at the end of the summer, before the start of the school year, according to a spokesman.
"DDC is coordinating with the private utilities in the Myrtle Avenue Plaza area to complete paving of the roadway in a way least intrusive for residents," spokesman Dan Leibel said.
The road work will last two to three days, closing eastbound traffic once more to reduce the risk of traffic-related accidents, he noted.
The DDC will notify the neighborhood before road work begins.
Hard hats and heavy machinery have become commonplace along Myrtle Avenue, where 10 construction projects are either under development or on their way to the mile-long stretch between Fleet and Emerson places.
Combined, the developments will add 1,125 new apartments and 26 new storefronts to the street, plus a new 25,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza at Grand Avenue and Emerson Place.