Recognizing the need for improved traffic and pedestrian safety, Town Council designated the North 2nd Street Improvement project as a goal for 2016 and authorized TTG Engineers to prepare a design. A public house was held in October 2016 to discuss the design and to receive comments.
The project will cost will cost approximately $1.3 million, and will include replacement of a major water main, removal and replacement of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and replacement of the asphalt roadway, plus striping. Xcel Energy will relocate street lights to accommodate sidewalk improvements.
Phase 1 of the project began May 8, starting at Parish Avenue, working west toward Canal Avenue. Following Roosevelt High School graduation ceremonies, Phase 2 of the project will resume from Canal Avenue, west to Greeley Avenue. Starting June 5, North 2nd Street will be closed 24-7 from Parish Avenue to Greeley Avenue until project completion is reached. The west phase (Canal Avenue to Greeley Avenue) is expected to be completed by August 11, and the east phase (Parish Avenue to Canal Avenue) is expected to be completed by October 31.
Traffic control plans, which will follow the phased construction, are provided below. The patience of residents is greatly appreciated during this improvement process.