Danville's Railroad Avenue Improvement project began this week. The one-year project aims to enhance the Railroad Avenue corridor between Prospect Avenue and School Street by undergrounding utilities as well as installing brick-banded sidewalks, landscaped bulb-outs and antique-style street lights.
Crews have begun marking the location for trenching work necessary to place overhead utility lines underground.
They will also use a portion of the Railroad Avenue municipal parking lot as a staging area for the work, and an area of the parking lot south of the farmers market area has been fenced off for this use.
In addition, northbound traffic on Railroad Avenue has shifted to the center lane for the duration of the work. Motorists are asked to use caution through the work area.
The Railroad Avenue improvements are one of four projects occurring in downtown Danville this year.