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Section of First Street could reopen at end of next week

Streetscape work to enter 14th week

Published: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – The 14th week of the downtown streetscape project could end with a section of road reopening.

Brick work is expected to be completed on First Street, between Ottawa and Crawford avenues, according to information from the engineering companies. And if the concrete passes a strength test, the section could be reopened at the end of next week.

According to the engineering companies:

Other work on First Street is expected to include pouring sidewalks on both sides of the street between Galena and Ottawa avenues; and brick installation, sidewalk work and pouring concrete for parking on the south side between Peoria and Hennepin avenues.

Daytime closures are expected on the south side of First Street, between Peoria and Highland avenues, due to water service installation. Traffic will be detoured to Second Street and then to Peoria Avenue.  

Work on Ottawa Avenue, between First and Second streets, will include street and sidewalk paving. And on Ottawa Avenue, between First and River streets, construction crews are expected to complete storm sewer installation and possibly start water main installation.

On Peoria Avenue, between First and Second streets, work is expected to include pouring concrete for parking and traffic lanes, according to information from the engineering companies.

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