Crews will begin mobilizing for the Market Street Median project beginning on Monday, March 11th.
“This project is aimed at improving traffic flow, enhancing lighting and safety, improving sight lines, and creating an inviting atmosphere for residents and visitors to enjoy our downtown,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. “Special thanks to the Horseshoe Foundation for seeing the benefit in this project and assisting with funding.”
Crews will be moving equipment used for the project onto the bank parking lot at the corner of State and Market to prepare for work to begin. Work in the median is tentatively scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 13th (weather permitting). For safety of the work crew, one lane closure may be used during this time as needed.
The project is funded as part of the $5 million grant from the Horseshoe Foundation that included additions to the Ohio River Greenway and River Recreation Site, Loop Island Wetlands, and the Downtown Façade Improvements.
This streetscape improvement will improve turning motions onto both State Street and Market Street. The project will also improve safety through better lighting, along with adding additional landscaping and accents like outdoor tables and seating which will increase restaurant capacity and convenience for downtown diners.