Downtown streets project gets underway

June 23, 2020

Work on the Downtown Central Business District Paving Rehabilitation and Landscaping Phase 2 project got underway this week. The project consists of an asphalt mill and overlay of all streets between Cherokee Avenue and Jennings Avenue and between Adams Boulevard and Hensley Boulevard.

The project will also include restriping and adding shared bike lane striping and signage on Dewey between Hensley and Sixth Street and on Second Street between Keeler and Dewey. Additional shared bike lane signage and striping will be added to Fourth Street between Dewey and Comanche.

Additionally, the second phase of downtown landscaping improvements will be included in the project scope. Those improvements will be made along Frank Phillips Boulevard from Keeler Avenue to Cherokee Avenue.

Construction crews will begin work on the southwest side of downtown and move northeast. On streets under construction, one-way traffic will be facilitated with traffic control measures. The contractor will contact individual business owners when construction is expected to impact store-front access and parking.

The $2 million project is funded through the voter approved 2018 General Obligation Bond Issue. Construction is anticipated to be completed in six to eight months.