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Part of First Street could reopen this week

Other section of street to close, per engineering firms

DIXON – A section of road downtown that’s been closed for nearly 2 months could reopen this week.

First Street, between Galena and Hennepin avenues, has been closed since the week of May 19, while Fischer Excavating Inc., of Freeport, has worked on the downtown streetscape project.

The street could reopen by the end of the week, according to information from the engineering companies, if the pavement meets all the strength requirements.

Today marks the start of Week 8 of the streetscape project.

According to the firms, Wendler Engineering Services Inc. and Willett Hofmann & Associates:

The south side of First Street, between Peoria and Hennepin avenues, will be closed [this] week for pavement removal and the start of water main installation. Short-term closures of the north side may be necessary for water main work.

Peoria Avenue, between First and Third streets, will remain closed for sidewalk, roadway, curb and gutter work.

The west side of First Street, between Ottawa and Crawford avenues, will be closed for pavement removal and water services installation. Access to the Commerce Towers parking lot will be available from Crawford Avenue.

Ottawa Avenue, between First and Second streets, will continue to be closed.

The alley off Ottawa Avenue, near Commerce Towers, will be closed starting today for Nicor Gas work. The east side of the alley is expected to be closed until Tuesday, July 15.

Roadwork map

Click here for a map of the streetscape work and closed roads in Dixon.

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