Final Phase of Downtown Construction Project starts today

The closure of 6th Street from Lincoln Highway through M Avenue happens today as crews begin concrete removal in the area.

Corey Merrigan, Downtown Construction Project manager with Construct, Inc., said crews will also tear out concrete on the east side of 6th Street in the block between M and N avenues. That block will not be closed totally. Vehicles will have access from the north, and parking will be available along the west side of the street between M and N.

“There is a lot of underground work to do in this block and half block,” Merrigan explained of the work area north of Lincoln Highway. “On Track estimates about six weeks of work for just the underground lines in this area.”

Merrigan said On Track intends to begin underground work around Aug. 16, giving Construct crews a week for its removals.

Work happening from Lincoln Highway to N Avenue will mean full closure of the intersection at M Avenue and 6th Street. The City of Nevada has paved a parking area along the north side of M Avenue, just west of 6th Street to be utilized by people needing to get to the businesses on the west side of 6th Street between Lincoln Highway and M Avenue.

The City of Nevada will open alley access off of M Avenue, between 6th and 7th streets, to provide entry to the City Hall/Senior Center parking lot during construction.

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