YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – After months of work, the Phelps Street Corridor officially reopened Friday in downtown Youngstown.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the intersection of Phelps and Commerce streets.
This section of road has been turned into a pedestrian walkway as part of the Streetscape project. It will allow people to patronize the different restaurants and bars in the area on foot.
Construction started in February but had been in the works for years until all the needed pieces fell into place.
“The renovation of the YMCA, the Wells Building, the Erie Terminal, the hotel, the amphitheatre, the Phelps Street Project, all of these were just ideas, but they were ideas with real people behind them, real money behind them and real support,” said Councilman Julius Oliver.
The $3.3. million project initially started as a sewer replacement job back in 1988 but was enhanced to create a link between downtown and the Youngstown Amphitheater.