alleyway work to begin (finally)

Brent Finnegan -- October 12th, 2007

That downtown alleyway that’s been closed for the last year-and-a-half (the one we’ve been tracking on hburgnews since July 2006) is due to start construction. As David posted over a month ago, all parties were waiting for a signed version of a contract. A reliable source tells me that everything has been signed.* Construction should commence shortly, before it gets too cold.

*10/13 UPDATE: According to today’s DNR, not everyone has signed.

7 Responses to “alleyway work to begin (finally)”

  1. David Miller says:

    I’m truly hoping that Verizon will finish (over a year late) burying their lines so that the crane work can be done out of the Denton lot instead of Water Street (the fewer closings the better).

  2. Bell says:

    I’ll believe it when i see it.

  3. finnegan says:

    from the DNR: contracts signed, work set to begin next week.

  4. Frank J Witt says:

    Like I commented on the DNR, why does the City Manager start off saying the repair company could start work as early as Monday, then say it may start within a week to 10 days.

  5. cook says:

    Haven’t you noticed? The alley has been open to foot traffic for weeks; the only remaining hazard is a board you have to climb over. I thought they were almost done with the project.

  6. David Miller says:


    Because the beams that are required for the project are uncommon (for production) and may be obtained sooner, or later.

  7. Frank J Witt says:

    The reporter would do well to explain…I thought ya’ll were getting even more of the run around.

    I promise to shop/stop/buy more downtown….as soon as I can escape this place on Saturdays.

    Thanks for the info.

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