Intersection of Dakota and Main streets complete

Intersection of Dakota and Main streets complete
Good things come to those who wait.

Vermillion motorists may have been growing weary with dodging a major obstacle on the city's Main Street.

The barricades at the intersection of Main and Dakota streets have been removed.

"We were able to open that intersection yesterday (Monday)," said City Manager John Prescott. "The strength tests that the engineers did on Friday showed the concrete was of sufficient strength to open the intersection on Monday."

The opening of the intersection allows east and west travel on Main Street to resume.

It also allows motorists to travel turn south on Dakota Street from Main Street.

The northern section of Dakota Street remains out of commission.

The work in the intersection marked the beginning of the reconstruction of the street.

"People were very patient with the detour," Prescott said, "but it really worked out well to get that intersection reopened."

Favorable weather conditions, he said, has helped the contractors for the street project make good progress.

Dakota Street will be completed north to Cherry Street in two phases.

"The first phase up to Clark Street should be finishing up sometime in July," Prescott said. "The next phase, from Clark to Cherry Street, has a Nov. 1 completion date."

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