The second phase of the sixth street reconstruction project is now underway, but not before some bumps in the road.
The sounds of jackhammers and drills may sound like noise to the ordinary ear, but for downtown business owners it’s a sound of moving forward. A sound that’s been absent on sixth street for nearly three weeks because of delays.
Some business owners said they’re anxious about the restoration and they hope it will be over before tourism season begins. And others said, they’ll sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
“We’re gonna be better off when we have a new street said ” Curt Small, Owner of the Elk Theatre. ” “And if it takes a little bit longer, we’ll do what everybody else does, we have to get through it.”
Small said the new 6th street will be more inviting and the outcome will offset the wait.
The deadline for the second phase is scheduled for May 26. Until then, drivers will have access the southbound lane and pedestrians can use the sidewalk.