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Park Street sidewalk construction to begin Tuesday

Construction on a multi-use path along Park Street is set to begin Tuesday and the work could disrupt traffic at times.

The multi-use path is being built using the 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant and will allow for better pedestrian and bicycle access from Troy University to downtown.

The project is expected to take approximately 45 working days to complete, which means road work is expected Monday through Friday when weather permits.

Park Street in this area may be reduced to one lane with flagmen to direct traffic during the duration of the project.

City officials are urging residents to be cautious when travelling through the work zone.

“Please continue to watch for pedestrians and slow-moving vehicles,” said Melissa Sanders, planning administrator. “We thank you for your patience during this project as we work hard to improve your city.”

The Troy City Council unanimously approved to award the project to Triple J Construction for $230,379.

The Alabama Department of Transportation will pay 80 percent of the construction costs while the City of Troy will be responsible for the other 20 percent.

They will also split the cost for the engineering services of CDG, which totals $34,698.

The project is one of multiple TAP projects that the city is working on including the construction of more sidewalks downtown.