Main Street Construction Should Wrap Up In A Couple Of Weeks

11/9/17 – 5:16 A.M.

Construction on Main Street in downtown Findlay should wrap up in a couple of weeks. Safety Director Paul Schmelzer tells the Courier that construction crews should remove all the orange barrels by then. Work continues on the mid-block cross walks this week. The crosswalks include “pedestrian islands” for people to stop at while they wait for traffic to clear.

Schmelzer tells the newspaper the downtown project included aspects people won’t immediately notice. Crews installed underground conduit for technology, irrigation lines, and wiring for audio that the city can control from the municipal building. Schmelzer says those upgrades have added time to the project, but are worth it.

Schmelzer says when the project finishes, the downtown area will have 18 more parking spaces. The city gained 30 from the changes on Crawford Street. The curb bump-outs on Main Street took away 12 spots.

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