Major work gets underway Monday, Dec. 7, on the Bowling Green square. It all starts with replacement of sidewalk entrances at the curbs on the northwest side near the Hope Center. The project also calls for replacing sidewalk entrances and storm water drains on the southeast corner near the insurance agency, on the northeast side by the post office and along Court Street to the southwest corner near the flower shop.

Michael Rose

Improvements at each corner are expected to take two to three weeks. The project has a total cost of 690 thousand dollars. Funding will come from a half-cent transportation sales tax approved by just four votes in April 2014.

Drivers using the downtown square are asked to use caution and find alternate routes the next few weeks as work on the sidewalk entrances and storm drains proceeds.
Revenue from the tax this fall paid for the repaving of four streets on the west side of town. Repaving on the square is scheduled for next spring.