Urban Forestry Services workers will start planting on the west side of Block Avenue at the intersection of Dickson Street and work their way south toward the downtown square.
Topic: Block Avenue enhancements
Want a sneak peek at what the rest of Block Avenue might look like before any more concrete is poured?
The city’s Transportation Division will begin asphalt milling on Block Avenue between Spring Street and Center Street starting on Monday Oct. 4.
Tweaks will be made, but don’t expect to see any major design changes on Block Avenue.
The committee will hold a special meet Monday afternoon to discuss possible adjustments.
City officials say they understand the changes will take some getting used to, but that the plan is truly for the best.
When we walked by this weekend, we noticed one vehicle that had somehow managed to pull into one of the parking spaces the wrong way.
The intersection of Block Avenue and Spring Street will be closed this week as part of the Block Avenue enhancement project.
There are several intersections on Dickson Street that will eventually need to be replaced, but for now, only the intersection in front of the post office will undergo a facelift.
The project will officially be underway as of March 24 when Dickson Street is temporarily closed off at the intersection of Block Avenue.
Expect to see nine-foot-wide sidewalks, new lamps and street trees as part of the revitalization project that’s aimed at creating a more friendly pedestrian link between the square and Dickson St.