Meanwhile, the project has brought road closures to some areas.

The project started with the closure of Seventh Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets to through traffic.

Seventh Street between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue will remain open temporarily. Also, eastbound and westbound travel on Sixth Street will not be impacted.

There will be only southbound turn movements from Sixth Street to Seventh Avenue permitted to Benjamin Supply customers and employees, project officials said.

Future roadway closures will be reported as crews get closer to constructing each segment, but officials expect to add temporary lane shifts and detours to complete the segments. The sequencing will help them “minimize multiple impacts near the same construction segment,” project managers said.

To prevent more cut through traffic in residential areas, crews will install stop signs along portions of the neighborhood, where applicable. Access to bike lanes and pedestrian crossings will be maintained.

Downtown Links Constructors, a partnership formed by Borderlands and Granite construction companies, will complete it. Their “Construction Manager at Risk” contract means they will complete the project within maximum price, or the cost overages will be paid by them.