Preliminary work will begin the week of March 2 for the third phase of the City’s Downtown Streetscape Project, which includes infrastructure improvements to Main Street from Seminary Avenue to Illinois Street. Main Street will receive the same upgrades and amenities as in the first two phases of work, including replacing underground utilities where needed, wider sidewalks, bike racks, more pedestrian-friendly crossings, new trees, energy-efficient lighting and more.
The contractor performing this work, Copenhaver Construction, will start preliminary work on Main Street north of the railroad tracks.
The project will be divided into these four stages, with approximate dates:
- Stage 1 (Utilities) – March-April 2020: Water main installation on Main between Front and Wesley; underground storm sewer and structure work on Main between Illinois and Seminary
- Stage 2 – April-June 2020: Streetscape construction on the west side of Main between Illinois and Seminary
- Stage 3 – June-August 2020: Streetscape construction on the east side of Main between Illinois and Seminary
- Stage 4 – September 2020: Asphalt paving and striping on Main from Illinois to Seminary
The City will provide access to businesses with temporary ramps while sidewalks are under construction.
Traffic at the intersection of Main and Willow will be controlled by a four-way stop for approximately six months while the traffic signals are upgraded.
Weather delays and unforeseen utility conflicts may impact the schedule, and the City will provide updated information as work progresses. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during construction.