Block Avenue construction begins March 24

The City of Fayetteville is reporting that the Block Avenue renovation project, which was accepted earlier this month, will officially be underway as of 8 p.m. March 24 when Dickson Street is temporarily closed off at the intersection of Block Avenue.

During the road closure, traffic will be re-routed, but all detours will be clearly marked. Dickson Street will be reopened Thursday morning. A second closing might be necessary Thursday night, say city officials.

The complete overhaul, which includes wider sidewalks, new lamps, street trees, angled forward and back-in parking will first start with the replacement of a 6-inch water line that was installed in the 1890s. A 12-inch PVC line will be installed in its place.

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