Final Phase of Transformative Downtown Abram Rebuild to Begin Monday
By Nina Sherer, Public Works and Transportation
Posted on January 03, 2020, January 03, 2020

Final Phase of Transformative Downtown Abram Rebuild to Begin Monday 

The Public Works and Transportation Department announces that the final phase of construction on the transformative Abram Street Project is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 6.

During this phase, crews will make improvements to stormwater infrastructure and roadway paving at the intersection of Abram and Cooper Streets.

Construction is expected to take approximately three months. During this time, the City asks for your continued patience as this work will require various lane closures on both streets. Two northbound and southbound lanes of Cooper will remain open to traffic at all times; however, commuters should be aware that the closures will cause delays in travel times until construction is completed in the spring.

Since construction began in March 2018, significant changes have occurred both above and below ground. Some of the work completed to date includes the following:

• Relocation and installation of over 77,000 linear feet of conduit/cables for electricity, communication, fiber optic, traffic signals, and irrigation lines.

• Installation of 57 Americans with Disabilities Act compliant sidewalk ramps.

• Installation of approximately 33,000 square yards of concrete for roadway, median, and sidewalk paving.

• Installation of 4,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipes for stormwater system improvements.

• Installation of 6,640 linear feet of water lines and 2,300 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines.

• Installation of 2,200 square yards of decorative brick pavers in the roadway and sidewalks.

The final months of construction also include focusing on completion of the reconstruction of the City Hall South Plaza and completion of pedestrian walkway enhancements and landscaping improvements along the entire project corridor.

To stay up-to-date on the progress of the Abram Street Rebuild, visit the Abram Street Rebuild webpage,

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