Danielle Stroski, of Woodland, crosses Second Street near the E Street intersection to get to her car after a haircut at Salon Blonde in downtown Davis. Closures at Second Street started Monday and will continue through the end of the week as workers finish paving the street.
“I’ve had to make a few extra turns, but it’s such a nice day, it doesn’t matter,” Stroski said Wednesday afternoon.
Second Street is closed to traffic between B and G streets and between H Street and the railroad tracks, Community Development Administrator Katherine Hess said. Traffic is being detoured, but businesses remain open and sidewalks are accessible to pedestrians.
Parking is free at the E Street Plaza lot until the roads are reopened, Hess said.
When the paving is complete, the city will continue with the remaining construction, including striping and utility work, she said. The project should be done well before summer, she said.
The Second Street road improvements include better lighting, landscaping and new bulb-outs at intersections for safer pedestrian crossing. The project is funded by a federal stimulus grant.