Here's what it used to look like driving at West and CentralAfter years of planning, prep work and a bit more than a year of construction, the city is ready to cut the ribbon on a revamped West Street at 9 a.m. this Saturday.
The $9.6 million project added a center left-turn lane and protected left turns at Douglas and 2nd Street — not to mention storm water drainage that was badly needed.
About 24,000 vehicles a day drive that stretch of road.
The project’s design started in 2004, a separate drainage project started in 2005. Then utilities had to be relocated in 2008 and 2009 before construction could start last May.