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Upgrade on Second Street


by: VERN UYETAKE - Second Street between A and B avenues closed Tuesday for a major road construction project. The project is expected to be finished by mid-June.A major road construction project began Tuesday on Second Street, from A to B avenues downtown.

The redevelopment agency project will reconstruct the deteriorating street, build new catch basins and planters, widen sidewalks and add ramps, plant trees and new landscaping and install decorative streetlights and street “furniture,” including a outdoor sitting area at Second Street and B Avenue. by: VERN UYETAKE - Guy Gibbons, left, and Benjamin Ickes of A Cut Above cement cutters begin the process of removing pavement. Construction crews bgean working on Second Street on Tuesday. The city plans to repair the deteriorating roadway and make other improvements.The idea is to replace the aging roadway while enhancing the downtown business environment with better pedestrian and vehicle circulation, parking and aesthetics.

The street will be closed during the project, but businesses will remain open during construction. The project is expected to wrap up by mid-June.

For more information, call the city’s construction hotline at 503-635-0261 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/second-street-improvements.