A portion of Main Street in Gainesville has reopened after shutting down just off the downtown square for utilities replacement, but there will continue to be one-lane closures.
All utilities in the area are being replaced, according to Jason Perry, design services section chief with Gainesville’s water resources department. The department also has been coordinating with cable, gas and power companies so those utilities can be handled at the same time and minimize disruption, Perry said.
Main Street will be closed one lane at a time to install paving and repair streets. Drivers will still be able to access the public parking deck and Hunt Tower parking during the closures.
The city’s priority is cleaning up Main Street to make it more pedestrian-friendly. Work will then begin on Maple Street.
Linda MacGregor, the city’s water resources director, said the city is working with local businesses and will publicize any future road closings.