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Reconstruction project expected to start in Bay City

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(02/03/14) - Pot holes and worn out sidewalks have created many concerns in downtown Bay City.

A fix is on the way thanks to the "Saginaw Street Reconstruction Project".

The project will impact a 4-block zone along Saginaw Street between 6th Street and 10th Street.

Construction is expected to start this July and last for a few months.

Business owners say they're looking forward to the project that's taking place downtown because they believe it will attract more customers.

The senior project manager says the plan is for the four block stretch of Saginaw Street to be completely ripped a part.

They want to have a new base installed and then freshly paved.

He says this would help the traffic flow to move at a better pace.

This would also make sidewalks barrier free and make it easier for people who are handicapped to get across.

There was an option to eliminate 31 parking spaces but instead of doing that, commissioners came to an agreement at Monday's meeting.

They're going to keep the parking spaces toward the end of downtown and they'll get rid of a few parking spaces behind the city hall.

Again, reconstruction is expected to start this summer. While that's going on, this means that part of the street will be shut down.

Drivers can take the detour to Washington Avenue.

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