The contractor for the $5 million street and streetscape improvement project on North Broad Street has begun installing the large pre-cast concrete slabs that are replacing the old road surface. A portion of North Broad has been restriped to direct traffic around the work area. While traffic is shifted, there is no onstreet parking on the northbound side of the road from the railroad tracks to Athens Street. During daytime hours this week, G.P.’s Enterprises is excavating the roadway and installing the new roadbed. At night, the crews put the slabs in place.
“Installation of storm drain pipe will also continue day and night from Candler Street to Midland Avenue in front of Community and Southern Bank,” said GDOT spokesman Mark McKinnon. “Sidewalk will be constructed during the day in front of Skip’s Hawaiian Ice and American Pest Control and will also continue from the railroad tracks to Athens Street.”
Once the roadwork is completed, the contractor will start the beautification project that is to include new sidewalks, landscaping, benches and lighting from the railroad tracks to Stephens Street.