DOUGLAS – This summer, Douglas' 4th Street will receive a facelift, but it won't be without some traffic disruption.
The federal project encompasses .71 miles of 4th Street, between Richards and Center streets, and includes a new roadbed, storm sewer inlets, side street tie-ins to 4th Street, and signage.
The project should begin in April and is expected to be completed by Aug. 15, 2012.
Construction will take place on one side of the street at a time, with two-way traffic allowed. Lane widths will be narrower than normal. No over-width vehicles will be allowed through the construction zone (those wider than 8-1/2-feet).
No parking will be allowed along 4th Street during construction. Side street parking will still be allowed outside the construction area. Access to all businesses along the route will remain open.
It's anticipated the major traffic disruption (millwork and paving on 4th Street) will begin in early June. Construction will begin with storm sewer inlets and side street tie-ins.