Fourth Avenue downtown Sturgeon Bay is close to reaching the point of being opened to traffic. However, with the goal of having 2-way traffic on the busy street, city engineer Tony Depies wants to make sure that everything is safe before the barricades are pulled away.
In his latest progress report, Depies notes that sidewalks have been completed, street lights and trees have been installed, the pavement has been swept, and the Kentucky St. road base replaced with dry gravel. Items that are important to the street opening include the installation of street signs, the painting of centerlines, crosswalks and stop bars, and installing asphalt on Kentucky and Louisiana streets.
Depies says there are a number of items not yet completed that would probably get done easier without traffic on the road. They include painting and installation of parking stalls, backfilling sidewalks, planting grass, landscape restorations, and the removal od detour and construction signage. He says there is a strong desire to open 4th Avenue as quickly as possible, but that will only happen if everything needed to make the road safe for 2-way traffic is completed.