34th Street businesses meet, hear plans for more construction

Reported by: Henry Ramos
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Updated: 6/25/2013 10:39 pm
Orange cones and torn up driveways are something 34th Street business owners are used to seeing outside their windows. 

It's all part of the major 34th Street Reconstruction Project. The project was made possible by bond money approved by voters in 2009. The original project called for two-mile construction from Indiana Avenue to Avenue Q, but with money left over, the city will now continue improvements between Quaker and Indiana. 

On Tuesday, citizens showed up at Sunset Church of Christ to review those improvements between the intersections.

"From Quaker to Indiana you can expect to see Quaker rebuilt, the intersection," Kyra Jenkins, president of the 34th Street Association, said. "They can expect to see the new black LED light poles with the paved sidewalks and concrete streets."

"On Sunday mornings we have a lot of folks that obviously come to this location," Rodney Roberts with Sunset Church of Christ said. "But I know they will understand, from what they have seen, the improvements made from Indiana to Ave Q, they will understand that the inconvenience of two months is well worth it."

Bidding for this project starts in August. Construction won't begin until next January because of the annual Christmas parade that takes place along that stretch of road. The entire project is estimated to take 17 months to complete. 
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