Hooray for this newly completed pedestrian crossing project at SE Water & Taylor. The project includes curb extensions, marked crosswalks and a new streetlight on the southeast corner. During excavation for the sidewalk and curb on the northeast corner, underground storage tanks were discovered. A total of seven tanks were removed! This delayed project construction and extended the project boundaries considerably. Following the tank removal and cleanup, the curb extensions were completed, a fire hydrant relocated, a new street light installed, and our maintenance crews reconstructed the pavement at the intersection, removing abandoned rail and cobblestone. Traffic control throughout the extended duration of the construction was very challenging and the patience and understanding of the surrounding businesses and traveling public is greatly appreciated. Thanks all!