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First Street portion to fully reopen Monday in Dixon

Streetscape roject enters its 10th week

DIXON – Next week marks the 10th week of the downtown streetscape project.

For the first time since the start of the project, both lanes of traffic on First Street, between Hennepin and Galena avenues, will be open to traffic, but temporary closures will soon be needed for landscaping and sidewalk work near Galena Avenue.

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

According to the engineering companies:

The south side of First Street, between Galena and Ottawa avenues, will be closed for water main installation. The north side might be closed temporarily for work, but access to Fifth Third Bank will remain open.

On First Street, between Ottawa and Crawford avenues, work is expected to include curb and gutter and sidewalk installation.

Work on the sidewalks on Peoria Avenue, between First and Third streets, is expected to be “substantially completed,” with the exception of the area in front of the Telegraph building. (The entrance to the office, for now, then, is in the alley between the Telegraph and C&N Supply.)

On Peoria Avenue, between First and Second streets, expected work for the week includes pouring parking lane pavement on the east side, electrical installations, and building vault work at the Telegraph office. 

Water service connections are planned for First Street, between Peoria and Hennepin avenues, which will require temporary service interruptions that the engineering firm said will be coordinated with property owners.

The south side of the street will remain closed and the north side of the street will be temporally closed at times for some water service work, according to information from the engineering companies.

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