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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 22, No. 2, July 18, 2002

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Ahead of schedule Portions of Green Street that have been closed to traffic since March will reopen the first week of August as the first phase of the Campustown Infrastructure Reconstruction and Streetscape Project nears completion. City officials and Campustown merchants are planning an Aug. 22 Green Street Reopening Celebration, complete with live music, sidewalk sales and a parade.

The $5.5 million project, which includes new sewers, sidewalks and traffic circulation plans, should be substantially completed well ahead of the Aug. 23 deadline, according to Veronica Gonzalez, city of Champaign implementation planner. Detail work, such as installation of landscaping, street lights, planters, benches, bicycle racks and trash receptacles, will continue into the fall.

The second phase of construction will begin in spring 2003 along Sixth Street between Healey and John streets with completion expected by August 2003.

 

 
Photo by Bill Wiegand
Amy Roe of Feutz Construction directs traffic away from newly painted stripes.
Photo by Bill Wiegand
Large planters on Green Street wait for flowers.

 

 




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