Portion of Grand Avenue project finished
Now you can get there from here.
The first and largest phase of the Grand Avenue reconstruction project has been completed. City crews removed the barriers and traffic is now flowing on Grand from Washington Street to Baker Street.
Bob Troutman of Warner Engineering Associates, Inc., the engineering firm for the project, said this stretch of Grand should not need to be closed again for the duration of the project.
Construction crews now are on Old Threshers and Labor Day break and when they return Sept. 3, they will begin on the north phase of the project — from Winfield Avenue to James Avenue.
Warner Engineering said that work on that phase of the project should be completed by around Oct. 15, weather dependent of course.
Troutman noted that the first phase of the project was not easy due to the difficult pour (concrete) patterns. “Mike Nelson and his paving crew poured a lot of concrete in a short amount of time,” Troutman said.
The engineering firm said everyone associated with the project displayed a strong work ethic and cooperation.
“This was a big project and it was where teamwork came through,” Troutman said. “I hope you all enjoy this great improvement project your city leaders have taken on for everyone to enjoy.”