Downtown Street Repaving 

Image of downtown paving maps in segments

Fifth Street is open and the downtown road repaving project, which began in June, is complete.


The city’s Field Operations Department will begin a road resurfacing project in the Central Business District that involves Third, Fourth and Fifth streets on Monday, June 26. The project is expected to take about six weeks and will involve the complete closing of sections of each street while work is being done. When each segment is under construction, it will be closed 24 hours a day. However, crews will only work during daytime business hours, from Monday through Friday.

Field Operations is advising that outdoor dining and shopping be suspended while milling work is being done. That process should be completed within a few days. Detours will be posted and citizens are urged to consult the map above, as well as the city’s social media, for updated information about the project’s progress.

"The city understands that this is a huge project with the potential to inconvenience nearly everyone who works, lives, or visits downtown during the project,” said Keith Huff, Stormwater director. “We’re committed to keeping the project on track, as much as we are able, and to keeping citizens informed of the closures."

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 26 on Fourth Street. The first phase of work will be from Liberty to Spruce Street. The second phase will be from Spruce Street to Broad Street. In all the entire stretch from Liberty to Broad streets is expected to take about two weeks, if the weather stays fair. When Fourth Street is completed, the city would close the first section of Fifth Street from Research Parkway to Liberty Street. When it is completed, work will take place from Liberty to Broad Street. Work on Third Street from Research Parkway to Patterson Avenue will begin after Fifth Street is repaved. The city hopes that the entire repaving project work will be completed by Monday, July 31. However, rain could delay the schedule.