The second phase of the project progressed well. It is expected that 17th Street will be passable in both directions beginning Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Before construction began, 17th Street, from College Avenue looking toward MacVicar Avenue, looked like this:
On June 3, three weeks after the project began, this was the view from College Avenue looking toward Washburn Avenue:
Businesses in the area of 17h and Washburn remain open, including PT's Coffee, which is pictured below. The visitor parking lot in front of Morgan Hall also remains open. Enter that lot from 17th Street just west of College Avenue.
Rain the week of June 28 made the project a muddy job.
The medians are going in and some concrete has been poured.
The summer's rain delayed the effort some, but the first phase of the project is expected to conclude in September.