The construction crew has begun reconstruction work on Ninth Avenue Northwest.
Work is underway for the reconstruction project on Ninth Avenue Northwest.
Chad Petersen, project manager, of city engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson, said the project is being reconstructed in two phases.
Phase I work will be completed this year. This includes the section of Ninth Avenue Northwest from Main Street to approximately Fourth Street Northwest.
The remainder of the corridor will be completed in 2013.
The roadway will be closed to through traffic throughout construction. Traffic will be detoured along Main Street, Fifth Avenue Northeast and 12th Street North.
The project, which is a full reconstruction extending from Main Street to 12th Street, is estimated to cost over $4 million, which is being funded by the city and the areaâ€™s taxpayers. Prime contractors, Lindberg Brothers of Jamestown, was awarded the low bid in June.
Work on the project will include road work on Ninth Avenue Northwest, a transportation enhancement grant funded bike path, retaining wall and work in Pioneer Park.
Weekly planning meetings will be held with the contractor, engineer and the city to provide updates on the progress of the project.