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      City encourages motorists to find detour around 34th

      The City of Amarillo encourages motorists to find alternate routes while the 34th reconstruction project takes place.

      The City of Amarillo encourages motorists to find alternate routes while the 34th reconstruction project takes place.

      The project began Monday.

      Last month Amarillo City Council awarded the $2 million contract to L.A. Fuller and Sons to rehabilitate Southwest 34th Avenue from Soncy Road (Loop 335) to Coulter Street. The project will include a complete reconstruction of the road surface, subgrade and base material, as well as the necessary curb and gutter, concrete traffic islands and striping.

      Beginning June 2, the eastbound side of 34th Avenue will be closed and traffic will be diverted to one lane each direction on the westbound side of the roadway. Access will be maintained to driveways through the duration of the project. Motorists can expect delays through December.

      City Engineer Mark Read says this will be a total reconstruction of the road from the ground up to repair the severe cracking that has caused the street to be so rough. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes to their destinations and are asked to drive with extreme caution through the construction area.

      The City of Amarillo would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience through the duration of this major project. The City and its contractor said they will work hard to minimize the adverse effects of this closure to motorists and residents.