ASHLAND, Ore. -- The City of Ashland said they're a little behind schedule on this construction project, but they will catch up soon.
The road work is happening on Hersey Street in between North Mountain Avenue and Wimer Street. The City's already finished two sections between North Mountain Avenue and Ann. There are about five phases of work left and there's a reason why the city is getting it done now.
"This kind of construction, you don't want to be doing in the winter," said Public Works Director Paula Brown. "You can't do asphalt work and be digging in muddy messes in the wintertime."
The City of Ashland said that they started working on Hersey Street early this summer. They started by replacing gas and electric lines and updating crosswalks. Now, they are working on the actual road. The city is digging out old asphalt and replacing it with a new layer of asphalt.
Some of the road work is near residential neighborhoods and locals said they noticed the road needed an update.
"If you don't keep up on things, it deteriorates," said Pat Allen, a 35 year Ashland local who lives off of Hersey Street. "That's what they're doing. They're keeping it up."
You will still be able to drive through this part of Hersey Street. Flaggers will be there to help guide traffic.