Downtown Reconstruction Project

Overview

This summer’s Downtown Reconstruction Project will involve the replacement of the Beech Street bridge crossing East Creek and reconstructing portions of Stoughton Avenue, Beech, Willow, Boldt, Sixth and Seventh Streets. Crews will be upgrading the utility services as well as the street, sidewalk and boulevard. 

The construction of the road and utilities will require various road closures and detours from July through November. 

Starting July, Stoughton Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Seventh and Fourth Streets for resident parking and construction activity.

Timeline

Phase 1

  • July through September 2020, weather and schedule permitting
  • Streets impacted by construction:
    • Beech Street between Fourth Street and Beech Street bridge
    • Sixth and Seventh Streets between Stoughton Ave and Boldt Street
    • Boldt Street between Sixth Street and Seventh Street

Phase 2 

  • August through November 2020, weather and schedule permitting
  • Streets impacted by construction: 
    • Beech Street/Stoughton Ave between Sixth Street and the Beech Street bridge
    • Willow Street

Construction Update

Week of 8.10.20: 

  • The contractor is currently installing new utilities in the Beech Street and 4th Street area. 
  • Sanitary sewer has been installed and watermain installation is underway.  
  • Crews will finish utility installation next week and then will start building the new road section, which will make the area a gravel surface again.
  • Utility installation is scheduled to start on 6th Street Wednesday or Thursday. Crews have completed temporary water setup and are currently conducting testing on the system. Crews will be converting residents to the temporary water system Wednesday or Thursday. 
  • During the working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. please either park on Stoughton Avenue north of 6th Street or the east side of Bolt Street. If parking on Bolt Street, please park as far as possible on the East side of the road, which will allow room for traffic.
  • Private utility companies will continue relocation work. 

2019 Downtown Reconstruction Phase Current Impacts Map

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