Work to start on Lincoln Boulevard

Mayor Bill Finch announced today that the city scheduled to begin Phase 1 of the Lincoln Boulevard Improvement Project this week.

The first phase of construction will include roadway improvements and the creation of a 990-foot-long median located in the middle of the boulevard from Taft to Cleveland Avenue.

Future phases will include tree plantings and landscaping, rain gardens, pervious pavements, bicycle lanes, and the continuation of the median as well as other streetscape enhancements from Capitol Avenue to Lincoln Avenue.

Phase 1 construction is scheduled to last three weeks and is estimated to cost $185,000. During construction, drivers should expect some temporary detours, police personnel will be on site to direct traffic. Phase 2 of the project is currently in the design stage.

Frank Juliano