Saxton on Center Street project that begins early August

Proposed arch

LOGAN – A major facelift in downtown Logan begins August 5th and will go to mid-November. It’s called the Center Street Project and on KVNU’s For the People program on Thursday, Logan Downtown Alliance Director Gary Saxton said this is one of the biggest things to happen in downtown over the last 100 years. He said it’s important for shoppers to know that all the businesses in the affected area from Main Street to 100 West will be open for the duration of the construction.

We’re actually encouraging people to come down and watch construction occur. There will be times when they’ll be pulling out the old trolley lines down Center Street. That will be something fun to go check out,” he said.

Saxton said the project will not eliminate Center Street as a road but there will be more landscaping, a more walkable street with more plaza space, wider sidewalks and different types of trees such as Pink Flair Cherry trees. He said this will lead to a Cherry Blossom Festival in the future, in the spring or early summer. And then there’s the arch.

“With this Center Street (project), we thought what would put it over the top is to have a really cool arch. That’s the vision, having that fun feature, I mean, arches are cool. That’s all I can say and it will be a place where you can take a selfie and shoot pictures back to your friends who maybe don’t live in the area.”

Saxton said residents can check out maps and information on the project at Logan Downtown Facebook page or at www.logandowntown.org.

AUDIO: Gary Saxton talks to Jason Williams

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