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Posted on Sat, Jul 6, 2013 : 11:37 a.m.

Main Street in Chelsea closing to one lane for final stages of streetscape construction project

By Chelsea Hoedl

Main Street/M-52 in Chelsea from Van Buren Street on the south end to North Street will be restricted to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday, July 8 for the final stages of the streetscape project.

The project, which will replace five crosswalks and add tress, curb bump-outs and lighting, is expected to be completed by July 12.

Traffic going both directions will be maintained by flag crews. Motorists will experience delays.

City of Chelsea Planning and Zoning Engineer Christine Linfield said the streetscape project was originally projected to be complete by late June, but because of weather conditions the construction is a few weeks behind schedule.

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Boots The Kitty

Sun, Jul 7, 2013 : 10:55 p.m.

I presume the word "tress" was meant to be "trees". Can Ann not use spell check? Or grammar check to make sure things are right and fit for publication? In this instance, "tress" makes no sense. Where "trees does make sense. Do they not want to be a good role model for future reporters/writers? Time will tell.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 3:48 p.m.

Who knows, Boots? Maybe tress was a misspelled "stress", which I'm certain this closure will add to downtown Chelsea.