Is there any finalized date for the end of construction at West Main Street and Lozier Lane?

— Virginia T., Medford

The first two phases of the three-phase, $2.8 million paving project are pretty much wrapped, Virginia, but it still has almost a year to go.

The project, which began in January 2013, is intended to improve the section of Lozier Lane that runs from West Main Street to Stewart Avenue, located in west Medford.

"Lozier Lane is currently a two-lane (one lane each way) paved street with narrow gravel shoulders, roadside ditches and inadequate facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists," information on the city's website says.

To date, about $2.2 million of the budget has been spent.

Phase 1 focused on a section of Prune Street that ran between Vick Lane and Lozier Lane. There are some "before" and "after" photos of the work at the city's website (www.ci.medford.or.us/Projects.asp?ProjectID=50&sectionID=8) showing a stretch of road that was once narrow and lacked sidewalks and shoulders before the road was improved. Phase 2, which covers the Lozier stretch between West Main and Prune streets, is pretty much done. Phase 3 will focus on the section from Prune Street to Stewart Avenue.

The entire project is expected to be completed by November of next year.

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