Birchwood Drive, a popular cut-through between N. Kerr Ave. and Princess Place Dr., will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 16 so that city crews can remove a dead pine tree. The city expects the work to be complete by early that same afternoon.
Residents of Birchwood Park Apartments will be able to enter and exit the complex by either Princess Place Dr. or N. Kerr Ave., but traffic will not be allowed to travel between the two entrances. Removal of the tree, which is estimated to be 70-80 feet high, will completely block the road between the two entrances to the apartments.
The tree is located in the right-of-way in the curve of the road near the apartment complex's swimming pool.