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4-H Road construction begins Monday in Ottawa

A street reconstruction project on 4-H Road in Ottawa is scheduled to begin Monday, May 7, and continue until the beginning of September, weather permitting.

The work, which will provide safer routes for pedestrians and drainage improvements, will extend from Adams Street west to the city limits at the 4-H fairgrounds.

The work will include removal of the existing road, widening and construction in the right-of-way of the new street, concrete curb and gutter, installation of five blocks of new storm sewer lines and sidewalks on the south side of the street, according to Commissioner James Less.

Signs will be posted on Adams Street and Route 71 regarding the work and reminding drivers the area is restricted to “local traffic only.”

There may be occassions when traffic will be detoured to side streets while contractors cross both lanes of 4-H Road.

Drivers who usually travel through the area are encouraged to find alternative routes whenever possible during the construction. Those who must drive there for access to their property should be aware of construction activity, equipment, workers, temporary rerouting of traffic lanes and allow themselves extra time.

The project is expected to generate noise, dust, traffic and parking issues, but Less asked for the public’s patience and understanding in the press release.

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