Phase 5 of the Central Business District reconstruction began April 25th with work on Broad Street from 1st Avenue north to half-way between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. That area is scheduled to be reopened July 1st. The next area to be reconstructed is Park Street between 4th and 5th Avenues and the half block on Broad Street up to 3rd Avenue, scheduled to begin the week of June 27th.
Phase 5 will take place over the 2016 and 2017 construction seasons. During 2016 reconstruction will take place on Broad Street between 1st and 3rd Avenues, followed by Park Street from 4th to 5th. Park Street between 3rd and 4th and 3rd Avenue between Broad and Park Streets will close out the work for the year. In 2017 work will be completed on Broad Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and 5th Avenue from Broad to State Streets.
Like the previous four phases, the street surface will be removed, underground infrastructure replaced, street resurfaced, and sidewalks and lighting replaced or added. Phase 5 will complete the street upgrades planned for the central business district.