STANFORD - It's not coming up roses on Main Street but the Stanford streetscape project is closer to completion than it may look. Council members were optimistic Thursday that the project would be completed in time for the early-December Christmas Parade, a wish promised to be delivered by Don Davis, owner of Hil-Don construction company.
"If there's any way for it to be done, it will be done," Davis said.
The improvement project called for utility lines on Main Street to be buried as well as replacing antique water lines and the installment of faux-historic street lamps.
As it stands, the black poles for the new lights have been delivered and installed but the lights themselves are not yet attached. Most of the city sidewalks have been poured and are now complete as well.
All that remains of the extensive project is to attach the lights and repave the long gullies left from water line repairs that bisect the street. At worst, if a cold snap closes the asphalt plant before the streets can be patched, Davis said he would repair the holes with concrete. Next spring the state is tentatively scheduled to mill down the street and repave it anyway, said Davis, so the temporary patches would then be covered.