Road Work Will Close Major Downtown Intersections

By Staff 8-11,2016

Phase III of the 19th Street Reconstruction Project will begin the week of August 22, 2016,
weather and equipment permitting. Phase III is between Pioneer and Warren Avenues.
An open house on Phase III is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17 at St.
Mark’s Parish Hall, 1908 Central Avenue.
Work between Carey and Warren Avenues will include new water lines; sanitary sewer line work along with
new manholes; replacing curb, gutter and sidewalk as needed; improvements to stormwater drainage; and new
road surface including an asphalt wearing course for longer street life.
Work between Pioneer and Carey Avenues will be less intensive, consisting of placing a new asphalt
wearing course in that block only.
During this ~hase of construction, the intersections of Warren A venue and East 19th Street and Central
Avenue and 19t Street are expected to be closed for three weeks at a time. Each intersection will be closed
sequentially. Detours will be posted when these intersections are closed.
During construction, businesses and residences will have access.
The cost of Phase III is $1.213 million. Funding for this project is from the Fifth-Penny Sales Tax and the
Board of Public Utilities.
Reconstruction of 19th Street has been a two year planned project. Phase I was between Warren Avenue and
Morrie Avenue which was completed in 2015 at a cost of $3.4 million. Phase II between Crow Creek and
Pioneer Avenue was completed in July 2016 at a cost of $5.4 million.
Reiman Corp. is the general contractor on all three phases of this project.
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For more information, contact the City Engineering Department at 307-637-6268 or e-mail