Street project continues to progress and has recently moved to the asphalt
phase along the west side of Main. Currently the west half of Main Street between
15th and 20th Streets are being paved and is expected to
be completed this week.
will allow traffic to be shifted from using the east half of Main from 15th
to 20th to using the west half starting on Monday, August 14. The
intersection of 20th and Main will also open at this time as
construction will then shift to the east side for demolition of Main Street
from 15th – 20th Streets. This work is scheduled to start
the week of August 21. The public will need to utilize rear entrances and side
streets for parking and access to the businesses on the east side of Main
Street from 15th to 20th Streets.
work in this section, crews will continue working on the east side of the
street, heading south until they reach 31st Street. Drivers are
encouraged to use caution while driving on Main Street, and to refrain from using
their cell phones in the area to avoid unnecessary distractions.
Funding for reconstruction
of Main Street from 15th to 31st Streets is through the
Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program. Completion is
anticipated for December 2017, except for specialized work in the intersections
along Main: 26th, 20th and 15th. This work will
be completed in Spring 2018 so the asphalt pavement can cure prior to placing a
colorized terra cotta in the crosswalks as a method to alert drivers to
pedestrians. City engineers noted that this is an effective way to call
attention to the area, without a lot of added cost.
The City appreciates your
patience while this work is being done.