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Times photo: Brenda Steurer Monroes downtown Square and businesses are open and festively lit in time for the holiday season, after reconstruction of the streetscape and infrastructure. E&N Hughes was the general contractor and Fehr-Graham was the engineering firm for the $4.1 million project, which started June 8.
MONROE - Birthing pains for the new streetscape in Monroe's historic downtown Square are officially over. Light now floods the sidewalks from period-style lamp posts. Old gray, metal parking meters that once lined the streets are gone, replaced by wispy, young trees, recently decorated with miniature lights for the holiday season.