Fourth Avenue Reconstruction Nearly Complete

Since September 2009, SDOT contractor C.A. Carey Construction Company has been tackling the daunting task of completely reconstructing Fourth Avenue between South Jackson Street and Olive Way. After months of working hard, enduring torrential downpours and living with daily traffic congestion, the Fourth Avenue repaving project is nearing completion, and over a month ahead of schedule!

The reconstruction of Fourth Avenue came just in the nick of time. Concrete typically lasts for around forty years, and many of the panels on Fourth Avenue have been in place for over sixty! To see concrete work then and now, take a look at the pictures below.

Beginning next week, crews will be actively working along the west side of Fourth Avenue between Seneca Street and Olive Way. During this time, two lanes of traffic will be open along the east side of Fourth Avenue north of Seneca Street. Sidewalk work is also planned for the coming weeks in this area, but all businesses will remain open. Once final roadwork and sidewalk work is finished, the Fourth Avenue repaving project will be complete, potentially before the end of April.