The reconstruction of Raymond Avenue is on track to be finished by mid-November, according to Mike Vanbeusekom, project inspector with the city.
The first phase of construction between Hampden and Long avenues is now complete, and the road is open to local businesses again. Through traffic will still be directed via the detour at Hampden Avenue. The second phase of construction, between Long Avenue and Territorial Road, is expected to be finished by the end of October. Next up will be the intersection at Territorial and Raymond, which is being completely redone. The intersection will be closed entirely, though this is planned to be finished in a single weekend. The final section between Territorial and University Avenue will be a simple resurfacing and will not involve substantial renovation of the street.