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Hunker down; we’re halfway through the worst of it!

The good news on 4th?  We’re ahead of schedule!  Want more? The most significant construction phase of work along 4th Avenue downtown, near City Hall, is about halfway done – we’re over the hump!  If you can just keep that patience, and focus on the long-term benefits, for a month or so longer, we’re out of the woods (or concrete as it were).  This is the worst part of it because, as project manager Jessica Murphy notes, 4th Avenue between James and Seneca has to be completely reconstructed – digging down to original dirt.  In the next phase traffic will still be reduced to two lanes but only a small percentage of panels will need replacement, so the work will go much faster.

Paving Work Being Done on 4th Ave.

Shot of a Very Busy 4th Ave.

Rebuilding city streets while thousands of cars and people travel along them is never easy but it has to be done.  Try to keep your sense of humor through the next phase as well – March to May – as only two through lanes between Seneca and Olive allow traffic along a very busy shopping area, and remember, crews are working on weekends too to get this needed work done as quickly as possible!

Work Being Completed on 4th Ave.