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Work ahead of schedule
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Times photo: Brenda Steurer North Main Street construction in Monticello appears to be going well, according to Monticello City Clerk Joel Dutenhoefer. There is a no parking rule during construction on the street, which means customers have to park on the side streets or use the city parking lot.
By Tere Dunlaptdunlap@ themonroetimes.comMONTICELLO - Reconstruction on North Main Street in Monticello is a week ahead of schedule, and that's good news for Monticello's downtown businesses. The street has been under construction for almost three weeks.s"The rain has not delayed them much at all," said Bart Nies, the engineer from Delta 3 Engineering Inc., Platteville, which is overseeing the project.The village is not allowing parking on North Main Street at any time during the construction project, but the street is open to customer traffic where contractors are not working. From North Main Street, customers can access the side streets where parking is allowed and the municipal parking lot on the south end.Ernie Gempeler, owner of Gempeler's Supermarket, 219 N. Main, said his customer numbers are down about 15 to 20 percent, about what he expected.

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