ReVision Florence undergrounds utilities on highway

The west side of Highway 101 shows the new streetlights and nearly completed sidewalks of the ReVision Florence Streetscaping Project, while the contractor works nights on the east side of the highway and down the median.

On Tuesday, the City of Florence announced that new streetlights started going up on the west side of Highway 101

Sept. 11, 2019 — On Tuesday, the City of Florence announced that new streetlights started going up on the west side of Highway 101 as part of the ReVision Florence Streetscaping Project.

The project is adding pedestrian amenities, sidewalk improvements, streetscape beautification and new paving to Highway 101 from the Siuslaw River Bridge to Highway 126 and on Highway 126 down to Spruce Street.

With this week’s work, the utilities on the west side of Highway 101 have been moved underground, which means people won’t see any of the lines running parallel to the street.

Crews from the contractor Alex Hodge Construction will finish undergrounding the utilities on the east side of Highway 101 in the next weeks.

In addition, crews will be performing night work now through the end of the project, which plans to be completed in October.

“ReVision Florence construction is nearing completion,” wrote City Project Manager Megan Messmer on the ReVision Florence Streetscape Project Facebook page. “As we move towards the paving of Highway 101, the contractor will begin night work to finish up the curb and gutter construction.”

Side streets may continue to experience short-term closures as the contractor continues to complete work.

“Please continue to use caution in the project area as crews are working on the shoulders and in the median until we start paving later this month,” Messmer said. “Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the project.”

ReVision Florence is a streetscape project through the Florence Urban Renewal Agency, the City of Florence and the Oregon Department of Transportation to improve the visual, pedestrian, gateway, and safety aspects of our Highway 101 and 126 corridors in Florence.

For more information, visit www.ci.florence.or.us/urbanrenewal/revision-Florence.

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