Finishing touches appearing on South Limestone

reconstruction nears completion

bfortune@herald-leader.comApril 27, 2010 

Finishing touches are starting to appear on South Limestone, and the overhaul of the street between Avenue of Champions and Vine Street is on schedule for completion by July 1, George Milligan, the city's streetscape project manager, said Monday.

Between Avenue of Champions and Maxwell Street, sidewalks are finished, and decorative blue glass accent pavers are 90 percent installed, Milligan said. Paver work should be completed by week's end. Also, new streetlights are operational.

Pavement on the east side of South Limestone is being excavated 18 inches for a rock and asphalt base to be laid. "Once we get that done, we will switch traffic onto that base and do the other half of the street," Milligan said.

Final landscaping has started, with street trees being planted and sod laid.

Rain gardens are finished, constructed so water from the street will drain into the gardens first, rather than run directly into storm sewers, Milligan said.

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