April 19, 2012
The city of Leavenworth is busy doing a major rebuilding of a roughly 5-block portion of Front Street, behind the MacDonald’s. The project is much needed and will be a big improvement, but that section of Front Street will be closed off to traffic for up to the next 5 months.
So what does that mean for the businesses behind the barrier, cut off from their customers by do not enter signs and heavy machinery? Isaac Kaplan-Woolner went down to the Front Street work zone to talk to a few business owners and gauge the impact. The Front Street project should be completed in September, if not sooner.