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Road Construction

S.W. 10th between S.W. Gage and S.W. Fairlawn switched phases Friday, June 30, which allows for through traffic. The remainder of the project will be completed under traffic. The two-construction-season project is scheduled to be completed November 10. Work on the south side of the roadway between Civitan Lane and Gage Blvd. has begun. Access will be maintained into the Fleming Place Shopping Center from 10th Street. The budgeted cost for the entire project is $5.2 million. Funding sources include the Federal Fund Exchange (FFE), Water Utility Operating Funds, and Storm Water Utility Funds.

Now that 10th Street is open to through traffic, the SW 6th – Gage to Fairlawn project will start on Wednesday, July 5. Work will begin between Gage and the Chalet Apartments. Travel in that area will be for local residents only. Through traffic will not be allowed from Gage to Fairlawn. Access to Gage Park will be from 10th, SW Westchester, and the northwest corner of the park from 6th. Work this year will be from Gage to Yorkshire or Westchester. The remainder of the work to the west will be completed in 2018. The new roadway will include curb and gutter, sidewalks, street lighting, and a drainage system. It will also include a 10-foot wide multi-use path on the west side with a segment through Gage Park, and a five foot sidewalk on the north side. The project is funded by an extension of the Countywide Half Cent sales tax that took effect January 1, 2017.