Contractors have begun tearing up Shuman Street for a structural overhaul this week as spring road construction begins.
The street was pulverized March 27 and gaping holes have been dug in different spots since then. It will be closed for several weeks this spring.
The overhaul includes the replacement of sanitary sewer and water mains, in addition to completely new pavement – the start of work on utilities was planned to start this week.
City public works director Theran Jacobsen said the project is likely to take three months from start to finish.
While the road is closed to traffic, nearby roads Church Avenue and Marietta Street will still be open, and Sugar Creek Elementary will still be accessible from either Marietta or Legion Streets.
A portion of West Park Lane from Main Street to Marietta Street will also undergo similar reconstruction efforts at the same time.
Construction on County Hwy. M also begins this week, as crews begin to remove the medians from the road near Cross Country Road.