Motorists should plan to use detour routes around the site

Work on a redesigned intersecion of Santa Fe & Dearborn as well as curb and paving work to Fifth Street was to start  Thursday, according to a spokesman for APAC of Kansas, contractor on this job.
Local access will be possible during the construction period, but through traffic should plan on taking an alternate route  during the period.
This is a project within the 2008 street maintenance program. Because of weather and utility work last year, some of the uncompleted improvement work from 2007 has been carried into this year’s schedule.
This street maintenance work is paid for by revenues from the Augusta’s one-cent sales tax.