City: Adams Street closure means pain then gain

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.- The growth of the student population in the area prompted a new street project affecting nearly 2000 students.

City crews have begun repaving Adams Street between Stolley Park and Church Road, work that will last about one month.

This project will primarily inconvenience parents at Barr Middle School. Stolley Park and Starr Elementary and Career Pathways Institute, who will see delays when they pick up and drop off their kids .

Neighbors will also be affected,  having to take alternative routes to and from their homes.

A mid-March closure lasting through July will run from Adams Street to just north of Church Road.

Some nearby roads such as Stolley Park will be more saturated with traffic, so area residents are asked to be cautious and patient.

Grand Island City Public Works Engineer Terry A. Brown said “We know it will be annoying for a while, we know it will cause delays and setbacks but temporary pain is needed for permanent improvement.”

“This project will also build an extension of the footpath and the sidewalks to have more pedestrian safety,” said Brown.

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