Major repaving work on Midtown’s Elliston Place and Church Street concluded today with pavement markings being applied, according to the Metro Public Works Department.
The paving was completed with about $365,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus money and follows public works’ conducting several water line service improvements on both streets, said Donald Reid, public works' paving manager.
“The repair of the water service lines and the final stimulus paving was a major coordination effort between Metro Water Services and MPW, and we want to thank the public for being patient during this long construction period,” Reid said.
“This is one of Midtown’s most widely used major arterials,” Reid said, adding more than 10 years have passed since the streets were paved.
Elliston Place is affectionately known to some locals as the "Rock Block" and is home to, among others, Exit/In and The Gold Rush.
The overall roadwork spans Church Street from 15th Ave. N. to Elliston at 25th Ave. N. The two roads “connect” at 21st Avenue.
Previously, public works completed $20 million in improvements to the Church Street segment from First to Eighth avenues downtown.