Workers continue the Arlington Boulevard Rehabilitation project.

The second phase of construction on the Arlington Boulevard Rehabilitation project was expected to begin Monday, but after conversations with businesses and the local contractor, the project has been pushed back to the spring of 2020.

The city has moved phase two of construction to the spring after discussions between the project contractor and businesses located along Arlington Boulevard were consulted, according to a City of Greenville press release.

“With the holiday season and colder weather quickly approaching, the City and the contractor agreed that the change will have the least impact on the local community while also providing the highest quality road improvement,” the press release said.

Phase two construction was expected to begin Monday between Evans Street and Greenville Boulevard, the press release said. It is now projected to begin in March.

“With is postponement, traffic flow in that area will be unaffected by construction until the spring,” according to the press release.

At the time of the press release, phase one of the project between Evans Street and Hooker road was nearing completion. With the project, the section of roadway has been upgraded with “new roadway cross sections, 0.6 miles of a greenway trail, 2,300 feet of new storm water infrastructure and new water mains,” the press release said.

According to the press release, roadway improvements along the existing railroad tracks are expected to happen during phase one of the rehabilitation project.

“It is anticipated that these will be performed with lane closures,” the press release said.

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