The summer’s sunny weather has been a blessing for the three-point-seven million dollar downtown street reconstruction project in Petersburg. The work to rebuild main street, several side streets along with drainage and sidewalks started up last September and could be done by this September, if the weather keeps cooperating. The project is funded by a federal earmark administered by the state’s Department of Transportation. The latest paving work near the intersection of Haugen Drive sometimes has no detour route, leaving northbound and southbound traffic to take turns to pass through the construction zone.

Joe Viechnicki spoke with Bryce Iverson, the project manager for the contracting company SECON, for an update.

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