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Smoother Dearborn on the Horizon

In 2010, SDOT is repaving major sections of S Dearborn Street, Virginia Street, Olive Way, and Airport Way.  As early as next month, the rehabilitation of Dearborn could start and is expected to wrap up in June.  The Bridging the Gap paving program kicked off in 2007 and has been quickly making for a long-term smoother ride downtown – albeit a tougher one during construction.  Crews will make pavement improvements on S Dearborn Street from Fifth Avenue S to 10th Avenue S, including base repair, pavement overlay, curb replacement, reconstruction of pedestrian and traffic islands and widening of the bike lanes to five feet, where possible.  Crews will also be installing bicycle friendly drainage grates, and installing bicycle traffic detectors at traffic signals.

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