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IN PHOTOS: The revitalization of Penticton's Main Street

Penticton mayor Andrew Jakubeit, centre, cuts the ribbon for the reopening of Main Street in the city's downtown, Saturday, June 18, 2016.
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June 18, 2016 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - Downtown is returning to normal as Main Street's 200-block officially reopened with a ribbon cutting this morning.

The three month project, which began in March, went through a number of phases as depicted in this series of photographs taken over the course of the construction.

Construction gets underway in March as the pavement is ripped up and paving stones removed from the sidewalks.
Construction gets underway in March as the pavement is ripped up and paving stones removed from the sidewalks.

Mayor Andrew Jakubeit, MP Richard Cannings and MLA Dan Ashton were there for the opening ceremony today, June 18.

By April 1, work to upgrade the  underground infrastructure is well under way.
By April 1, work to upgrade the underground infrastructure is well under way.

Completed on time and on budget, Penticton communications officer Tina Lee says early feedback on the street improvements has been very positive. 

By April 4, curbing is being installed on the block.
By April 4, curbing is being installed on the block.

The project created wider sidewalks which is expected to provide more opportunities for street activities, storefront viewing and storefront marketing. 

By April 25, the outline of the street and sidewalk is beginning to take shape.
By April 25, the outline of the street and sidewalk is beginning to take shape.

The construction portion of the project has provided more than 12,000 hours of work within the city.

Paving stones arrive on the street in bulk for placement on the sidewalks and street intersections in this May 9 photo.
Paving stones arrive on the street in bulk for placement on the sidewalks and street intersections in this May 9 photo.

Revitalization of the 100-block of Main Street south to Lakeshore Drive is expected to get underway in September.

By May 31, the street is paved, with only some above ground improvements left to be done.
By May 31, the street is paved, with only some above ground improvements left to be done.

The revitalized 200 block of Main Street, on June 10, days prior to the street's official reopening.
The revitalized 200 block of Main Street, on June 10, days prior to the street's official reopening.

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