Archive for Friday, August 12, 2005

Seventh Street to open later today

August 12, 2005

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By the end of the day, motorists should no longer be bothered by the city's downtown waterline replacement project.

Lisa Patterson, the city's communication's director, said both lanes of traffic on Seventh Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets, should be open by late today, weather permitting.

Seventh Street, which has been closed to east bound traffic, is the last portion of the downtown waterline project that needs to be completed, said Lisa Patterson, the city's director of communication.

The city started work on replacing century old waterlines in the downtown area in late April. It has caused partial closings of Sixth Street, Massachusetts Street and Seventh Street at different times.

Patterson said city officials were pleased that the project will be completed by its mid-August deadline. A new waterline project that will replace aging lines in the 700 and 800 blocks of Massachusetts Street will begin next summer.

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