Midtown roadwork completed

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 5:55pm
Staff reports

Major repaving work on Midtown’s Elliston Place and Church Street concluded today with pavement markings being applied, according to the Metro Public Works Department.

The paving was completed with about $365,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus money and follows public works’ conducting several water line service improvements on both streets, said Donald Reid, public works' paving manager.

“The repair of the water service lines and the final stimulus paving was a major coordination effort between Metro Water Services and MPW, and we want to thank the public for being patient during this long construction period,” Reid said.

“This is one of Midtown’s most widely used major arterials,” Reid said, adding more than 10 years have passed since the streets were paved.

Elliston Place is affectionately known to some locals as the "Rock Block" and is home to, among others, Exit/In and The Gold Rush.

The overall roadwork spans Church Street from 15th Ave. N. to Elliston at 25th Ave. N. The two roads “connect” at 21st Avenue.

Previously, public works completed $20 million in improvements to the Church Street segment from First to Eighth avenues downtown.

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2 Comments on this post:

By: shinestx on 11/3/10 at 8:19

Do you guys get a kick (as I do) that all these paving projects get started 1-2 months prior to an election? It's so damn funny, and even more frustrating that these bone-heads in government think "we" the citizenry are stupid enough to feel great that our government is working! LOL... and when did this project end? Hmmm, that's right folks, the day after the elections.

By: Kosh III on 11/5/10 at 8:51

O please....in my neighborhood they are just starting to repave. Elections over...work still goes on.