Just eight years after laying brick pavers at the intersections along Dickson Street, city workers began the process of removing them Monday morning.
The brick intersections have developed many sunken pockets over the years and city staff says it’s time to do something about it.
The solution that the Street Committee approved last week was to replace the pavers with colored, stamped concrete that will resemble bricks. According to Fayetteville transportation director Terry Gulley, stamped concrete has a much longer lifespan – about 40-50 years. The bricks that are removed will be used on other projects around town.
There are several intersections on Dickson Street that will eventually need to be replaced, but for now, only the intersection in front of the post office will undergo a facelift.
Gulley says enough money was built into the current Block Avenue renovation project to accommodate the cost associated with pouring and stamping the concrete at the intersection in front of the post office.
Phase one of the work, which is at St. Charles Avenue, will continue through Friday, April 9. Phase two encompasses the Block Avenue part of the intersection and will take place Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16. Detour signs will be posted to reroute traffic as necessary.