The road to more foot traffic — city plans to pave its way

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Not surprisingly, community leaders would like to see more commercial activity along Main Street, especially near the old state courthouse at Lincoln Square. That area frequently sees a turnover in storefront occupancy.

There’s a $7.5 million plan in the works to fix up the street and sidewalks in that vicinity, as well as other portions of Main Street that stretch as far south as the U.S. District Courthouse and the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Federal Square.

Construction could start as early as next year and the work will be similar to the recently completed projects on Front Street and the area bounding CitySquare.

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