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A groundbreaking ceremony to officially signal the start of construction on Firestone Boulevard is planned for 10 a.m. today in front of Fresh & Easy.
From the press release:
“The concrete improvement phase of the project includes the removal of existing median islands, sidewalk, curb and gutter, driveways in certain areas and construction of new median islands, as well decorative sidewalks and concrete seat-walls in the Downtown area. It is anticipated that the concrete improvement work will be substantially complete by June 30, 2014.
“As the construction activities progress on the Firestone Boulevard Improvement Project, other phases of work will commence, which include electrical and decorative street lighting improvements; landscape and irrigation improvements; pavement rehabilitation improvements; and site furnishings improvements.
“Over the past few months, the City’s contractor diligently worked on the first two phases of the Firestone Boulevard Improvement Project, from Old River School Road to Brookshire Avenue, which consisted of storm water system improvements and the potable water system improvements.”