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Roadwork begins around Rose District to help revitalize downtown area

A large project is underway to fix roads around the Rose District in Broken Arrow. (KTUL)

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) -- A large project is underway to fix roads around the Rose District in Broken Arrow.

At least six streets are being resurfaced helping to revitalize the area.

It’s a growing area in downtown Broken Arrow. Each day hundreds stop by to eat and shop at the Rose District.

Jill Solomon runs one of those businesses. She operates her own photography studio off West Commercial Street, an area where work crews are getting ready to resurface the roads.

Orange markers indicate where the construction will take place, taking away her grass and making her land more cohesive with the rest of the district.

The city has released a map of the six streets under construction, the first one off Commercial.

Work on each street will take about two weeks. All of the streets surround the Rose District.

The city allotted money for the construction back in 2008 through an obligation bond.

Despite the temporary closures traffic shouldn’t be affected.

Businesses will also be open during the project.

City spokesperson Krista Flasch says the roadwork is greatly needed, and when it’s complete Solomon says she’s hoping it will bring even more customers.

The work should wrap up around Thanksgiving.

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