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Major road reconstruction planned for downtown, retailers nervous


Suzanne Ashe

Planning is almost complete for the 4-million dollar replacement of main street, scheduled to begin in September.

Retailers are already voicing concern for the upcoming Nordic Drive road improvement project, a project that will replace not just the concrete road, but the sidewalks as well.

The project, which is scheduled to begin in September and be completed by the end of October 2013, will disrupt business as usual downtown.

According to Greg Lockwood project manager for Alaska's Department of Transportation, reconstruction of the the road, sidewalk replacements and accessibility upgrades, as well as storm drain work, will all be done at the same time.

The two-season reconstruction project is design...

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