DURANT, Okla. -- Before the snow covered just about everything in sight, Durant city leaders were outside breaking ground on the third phase of the downtown streetscape project.
The project will not only improve the sidewalks along Main Street, it will connect existing streetscaped areas with new concrete paving, intersection bumpouts, street lighting and planters and irrigation.
The project costs $500,000, but 80% was funded by the federal government, the rest with local money.
It's a project city leaders hope will attract businesses and customers to Durant.
"They'll be handicap accessible and that is one thing we're extremely proud of. We want out sidewalks to be easily accessible to pedestrians of all physical abilities," said Donna Dow with Durant Main Street.
They expect the project to be finished in time for the Magnolia Fest in June.