ARAB, AL (WAFF) - Arab's downtown improvement project is moving along.
Construction began at the end of 2017, thanks to a TAP grant the city received.
Mayor Bob Joslin says the improvements will help the downtown meet ADA compliancy with new wheelchair ramps. Landscaping and lighting upgrades will make the area more attractive and redesigned parking will improve efficiency for those traveling through.?
Inclement weather has delayed the project, but workers are nearing the halfway point.
Joslin tells us the first phase was originally scheduled to be finished in time for Arab's Poke Salad festival next month, but now they're cutting it close.
No worries though! The city is planning to put up barriers around the construction sites downtown, so the festivities won't be disturbed.
Phase two is expected to begin sometime this summer.
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