The planned house moving we told you about earlier this week is happening this morning on Central Street and traffic is being diverted off Central so the house can get through.
As of 7 o’clock, the three separate sections of the house being moved were still making the turn from Green Bay Road onto Central Street enroute from their temporary parking place at the soon-to-be Whole Foods Market on Green Bay to a new location on Crawford Avenue at the far northwest edge of the city.
Police were diverting traffic off of eastbound Central Street at McDaniel Avenue to make way for the approaching house.
Update 7:15 a.m.: Traffic is also still blocked on Green Bay Road until the last of the sections of the house make the turn from Green Bay onto Central.
Update 7:25 a.m.: All three sections of the home now have cleared Green Bay Road and that street is being reopened to traffic.
The house rolls past shops on Central Street near Prairie Avenue (EPD Photo).
Update 8:01 a.m.: The house is now approaching Lincolnwood Avenue and traffic on Central has been reopened as far west as McDaniel Avenue. Tree trimming crews are working ahead of the trucks moving the house to clear some overhanging branches from the roadway.
Update 8:30 a.m. Tree-trimming held up movement at Ewing Avenue for more than 30 minutes.
Update 9:01 a.m.: The house is approaching Crawford Avenue and traffic on Crawford is being blocked off.
Update 9:12 a.m.: The house now is on Crawford and Central Street has been re-opened to traffic. Also the interesection of Crawford and Gross Point Road has been reopened. The house move continues further northwest on Crawford.
Update 10 a.m.: Crews began moving the house onto its final resting place on Crawford near the intersection of Old Glenview Road in the northwest corner of the city.
Update 10:50 a.m.: Crawford Avenue is still blocked near Old Glenview Road as crews continue to move the three parts of the house into position on its new lot.