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Drivers in downtown Flagstaff will soon be free of steering around road construction and detours on Beaver Street and Dale Avenue, both of which are scheduled to reopen in two weeks.

Asphalt was installed on the remaining sections of the construction area last week, and this week crews are working on adjusting manholes and water valves to the finished asphalt grade, Community Development Director Mark Landsiedel said in a report to the mayor and city council.

During the week of May 21, crews will work to install the final striping and signage in the project area, and both Beaver and Dale are scheduled to open to vehicular traffic the week of May 28.

The project is set to be completed three months ahead of the original estimated timeline, Landsiedel said. Beaver Street had been scheduled to reopen in August.

City spokeswoman Jessica Drum said the Armed Forces Day parade scheduled for May 19 will be on the regular parade route and the site will be prepared to allow parade and pedestrian traffic for the day.

The project was funded through the city’s road repair and street safety tax, and cost about $4.4 million. Construction began on the project in June of 2017.

The reporter can be reached at cvanek@azdailysun.com or 556-2249.

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City Government and Development Reporter

Corina Vanek covers city government, city growth and development for the Arizona Daily Sun.

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