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Contractor starts downtown street rebuild

Petersburg’s downtown street rebuild got underway last week. The three-point-seven million dollar project will mean new roadway, sidewalks and storm drainage on Main Street from Icicle Seafoods to the municipal building and on portions of Excel and Dolphin Streets. The contractor is Secon, which is doing the work in phases to minimize disruption to seafood processors and other downtown businesses. Matt Lichtenstein visited with Secon’s project manager for this report:

The contractor started work on Dolphin street and will eventually move down to Main.

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