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Gainesville: downtown streetscape improvements coming mid-August

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 31, 2020) – Efforts to beautify and draw more visitors to downtown Gainesville will continue this summer with the start of phase two of the city’s downtown streetscape improvements project.

Starting in 2017, the city of Gainesville designed plans to extend the streetscape from the historic downtown square: along Washington Street to E.E. Butler Parkway and along Bradford Street to Academy Street. The goal is to enhance pedestrian access to downtown – one of the goals identified in the Downtown Master Plan.

Phase one, completed in November 2019, consisted of improvements along Main and Broad streets near the new Carroll Daniel Construction Co. headquarters.

Crews will begin phase two Monday, Aug. 10, on Washington Street at E.E. Butler Parkway, then move inward toward the square. From Washington Street, crews will continue improvements on Green Street between Washington and Spring streets, then progress to Spring Street between E.E. Butler Parkway and Bradford Street. Bradford Street, between Washington and Academy streets, will receive upgrades last beginning after the first of the year.

Work on Washington, Green and Spring streets is projected to be completed by February 2021, with an overall project completion date targeted for summer 2021.

Those traveling in the area are urged to drive carefully, and watch for construction workers and equipment during this time. Temporary lane closures should be expected, but crews will work to maintain pedestrian access and use of travel lanes.

The project will be carried out by Gainesville-based Strickland & Sons Pipeline.

For timely updates, including regular maps pinpointing areas of work in progress, “Like” @GainesvilleGeorgiaGovernment on Facebook or visit gainesville.org.