Paving on Main Street will begin Tuesday.
Improvements on the busy street began mid-April shutting down two blocks of downtown Juneau. Originally, the road was scheduled to be open Saturday, but the cold spring weather caused some delays.
Superintendent with Arete Construction Travis Seibel says Main Street will open for traffic as soon as this week.
“The buses are going to start around the 24th and we’ll have one way traffic downhill as soon as they’re done paving.”
This current phase of Main Street improvements includes replacement of the water, sewer, and storm drainage systems between 2nd and 5th streets, as well as the addition of new traffic islands, landscaping, and a sidewalk canopy.
“All the underground utilities are in. Once pavement’s in, we’ll start working on the sidewalks, canopy, traffic islands.”
Seibel says the project has been going well overall and the finish date is still set for August 15th.
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