Construction of New Crosswalks in Marietta

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City workers are asking people to avoid Front Street in Marietta as much as possible.

For the next two weeks the crosswalks on Front Street in Marietta are being redone.

This week the southbound side of the street is shut down.
This brings Front Street down to two lanes.

Councilman at Large, Harley Noland says the current brick crosswalks are being pulled up because they have become out of place and unsafe for people to cross. A stamped concrete brick pattern is currently being put in.

"The city has been planning this because they have been getting more and more out of alignment. Less and less safe, and we've just been looking for money and we now have enough to do this. There is one section already completed, Butler and Front, about a year ago, that was the worst condition and now we are work on the others," said Noland.

Noland says the city has been looking to fund this project for a while. He says this will make the crosswalks safer for everyone.

City officials say next week, the north bound side of Front Street will be blocked off for the construction of the other side of the crosswalk.

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