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On Wednesday, September 27th, the City will host the September Business Update at noon in the Community Center, 161 N. Dickason Blvd. All businesses are encouraged to attend and ask questions directly of representatives from the contractors and State DOT.
Assuming all goes as planned, this should be the last such meeting of the James Street Reconstruction Project. So, this may be the final opportunity you have to ask questions or make requests of the construction.
The east side of Dix Street in front of Burger King has been torn up, and will be filled and repaved by early next week.
The final work on the stage two utilities will wrap up on Friday, September 22nd. The final stretches of this work are in the area of Columbus Car Center.
On the heels of the utility work comes the preparation for the final paving of James St. This work includes the laying stone and base aggregates, the rough foundation upon which the pavement will rest.
Crews are shooting for a paving date in the second week in October. This concrete will cover the only stretch of James St. that remains bare, from Charles St. up to the old Ford dealership.
As sidewalks finish being poured between downtown and the Governor Lewis Mansion, sod will be brought in to repair the damage to yards along the work zone. Any residents curious of how the finished sod will look should take a stroll down East James St, which had the same grass brought in near the end of the stage one construction.
Business Liaison Intern, JT Cestkowski, has been receiving many e-mails regarding the sod and new trees. He is no arborist, but he knows a thing or two. If you want to test his leafy, full-bloomed knowledge, shoot him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please continue to check out www.askjames1660.com for the latest on the James Street Reconstruction Project.