Main Street Complete Streets Construction Project
End of the Year Status Report
Dear Friends of Historic Downtown Farmington;
As we say goodbye to another great year, we would like to give you an update on Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project.
Our engineering firm, Stantec, and our landscape architect, MRWM, are diligently working on creating a space that will be ADA compliant, that meets all construction standards, improves the storm water drainage system, and creating a streetscape with beautiful landscaping and special site furnishings that will be a welcoming environment to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
To prepare, we have been replacing water lines in the surrounding area, improving the traffic signal communications along Broadway, working to enhance our alleyways with projects like the Art in the Alley mural project, building pocket parks, improving our sidewalks and ADA ramps along Broadway and Arrington, renovating the Civic Center, and making other repairs and improvements within the district.
The total estimated construction cost for the Main Street Complete Streets project is 8.6 million, which includes the water line replacement project and the electrical system upgrades. However, the streetscape part of the project is approximately 5.5 million dollars, and is funded by the reissuance of municipal bonds.
The estimated duration of this project is 7-10 months. Of the overall project, the part that will take the longest will be the underground utilities -- meaning water line replacement and storm drain improvements. During this time pedestrian access will remain open to the front of each building, however there will come a time in which there will be temporary closures at front doors to allow for placement of the new concrete. We are being very mindful of each business’ and resident’s needs, and will be coordinating access on a case-by-case basis.
We have enjoyed working with those stakeholders that have helped us steer this major construction project and encourage you to continue to do so in the new year. If you haven’t yet, we welcome you to visit HQ at 119 W. Main and see how you can help with the Downtown Revitalization efforts.
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project
and City of Farmington Administration