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Streetscape project: Part of Peoria to be restored in week 12

Published: Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 11:35 a.m. CST

DIXON – Businesses on Peoria Avenue between Second and Third Streets might want to brace for an uptick in business during the 12th week of the Dixon downtown streetscape project.

That block will be opened to local traffic from the south, restoring access for businesses and properties. Between Second and First streets on Peoria Avenue, work will continue on the Telegraph building vault and adjacent areas.

Much of the work done next week will be on First Street.

The sidewalk work between Hennepin and Galena avenues is slated to be completed. Plants will go into planters, and trees will go into grates. Also on the docket are installation of curbs and gutters, electrical work, and water main connections.

According to the engineering companies:

The intersection of First Street and Peoria Avenue will be closed for part of the week for water main connections. Southbound Peoria Avenue traffic will be detoured around the construction. Once that is completed, the water main work will continue west on First Street to Highland Avenue, resulting in closure of the westbound lane on the north side between Peoria and Highland avenues.

Pavement removal and water service installation will be finished on First Street from Galena to Ottawa avenues, and curb, gutter and sidewalk installation will begin. Curb placement will be staged in front of Fifth Third Bank to allow continual access to the drive-thru.

On First Street from Ottawa to Crawford avenues, pavement installation will continue, and brick pavers will be installed. On Ottawa Avenue from Second to First streets, modular block wall installation will resume.

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