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Washington, Stevens streets to close Wednesday

Washington and Stevens streets will be fully closed to traffic on Wednesday to allow for paving work on Second Avenue.

Crews are going to pave the south half of Second from Arthur to Howard streets.

That will require the closing of the two major intersections at Washington and Stevens streets as well as the adjoining blocks between First and Third avenues.

Traffic has been restricted through the area in recent weeks.

The $2.1 million project is being funded through a street bond as well as water and sewer improvements.

Earlier this year, crews completed paving on the western and eastern portions of Second in the downtown ar