The much-anticipated reconstruction of Main Street starts on Monday.
The $8.85 million project is being done in phases, with the first block involving Main from Sherbrooke to Wyld.
Officials say pedestrian access to businesses will remain open during construction.
Work includes new sidewalks, roadway, stairs, railings, lighting and more.
“We’re looking forward to having a fresh, new look and are excited to get this project moving. Once completed, this project will not only benefit existing businesses and property owners, but will help attract new investment,” said Katie Bevan, Chair of the Downtown Improvement Area. “In the meantime, the Downtown will be open throughout the construction, there will be plenty of parking and the summer events that you love to attend will still be taking place.”
The entire project includes Main Street from Cassells to Sherbrooke, along with the stretch of Ferguson Street between Oak and Main.
Each phase is expected to take about three months to complete.
It’s the first major rehabilitation of Main Street in 40 years.