Despite some adverse weather, the Main Street Reconstruction project continues to move forward. The following timelines are estimates only and dependent on weather and other factors.
Main Street bridge/Locust Street intersection: Shortly after Locust Street paving was done, someone drove through the still wet concrete. As a result, a portion of the road will need to be removed and repaved. The tentative reopening is now moved back to mid/late July.
200 Block of Main Street: The laying of new brick continues in the 200 block of Main Street. Once the brickwork is complete, the street can be opened to traffic. Street lighting will likely not be installed until August. The tentative opening of the 200 block of Main Street is set for the third week of July.
400 & 500 Blocks of Main Street: Water main installation was expected to be completed by the end of last week with water service switch-overs to follow. New sanitary sewer and service lines will also be installed in the 500 block of Main Street in the coming weeks before construction crews move on to paving and brick work.
With the project coming on the heels of COVID 19, which saw many local businesses closed from March until June, the City and its contractor are aware of the challenges Main Street businesses are enduring and are working to complete the project as soon as possible to give the community full access to the business district. General construction updates are available on the City’s website, www.lpcia.com.