The Contractor plans to start removing the pavement and stripping topsoil from South Street through the intersection of Montgomery Street on Monday, August 3, 2009. Pavement removal and stripping of topsoil should take 2 to 3 days. The Contractor will then start work on the installation of the new utilities. This work will close the intersections of Washington Street and Montgomery Street at South Fifth Street. The intersections of South Street, Jefferson Street, Madison Street and Cronkhite Street will remain closed at this time.

The Contractor has started preparation to pave from Competine Street through the intersection of Jefferson Street. The Contractor plans to pave this section in August while the utilities are being installed in the last three blocks.