Starting today, work crews will begin removing trees from along Markley Street as the first step in the Markley Street Improvement Project. The trees are being removed to make way for relocating utility polls along the street. Crews will reportedly be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next two weeks on this phase of the project. Some parking restrictions will be in effect while this work is being done and some lane closures and traffic stoppages may also occur.
The initial $20.8 million project will include rebuilding and improving 1.1 miles of Markley Street between Elm Street and Johnson Highway, and a half-mile stretch of Johnson Highway between Markley and DeKalb streets. The plan also includes the rehabilitation of the nearby Main Street stone arch bridge over Stony Creek. Construction is expected to continue through the fall of 2016.
Learn more about the project here. You can also download an overview of the project and a timeline for construction in our PDF section.
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