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Phase 5 of the Central Business District reconstruction is scheduled to resume April 17th with the closure of 5th Avenue including the intersection at State Street up to the east side of Park Street. After that portion of of the street is complete, the work will continue west to the alley between Broad and Park Streets followed by the half block from the alley to Broad Street. Work on 5th Avenue is projected to be completed by the end of July when work on Broad Street between 5th and 6th Avenues will begin. The entire project should be completed by the middle of November.
Phase 5 started in 2016 with the reconstruction of Broad Street between 1st and 3rd Avenues, Park Street from 3rd to 5th, and 3rd Avenue between Broad and Park Streets. During the 2017 construction season, work will be completed on 5th Avenue from Broad to State Streets and on Broad Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
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.