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Government Complex nears completion

August 14, 2002

It seems October is the magic month for Albany Tomorrow, Incorporated. That's when both the Central Square Government building and the Front Street Improvement project should be completed.

Until then, traffic may be slow going as drivers dodge construction in downtown Albany.

Construction equipment and blocked roads are easy to see when driving through downtown Albany. These inconveniences prove big changes are underway.

Mainly, the Central Square Government building. In less than two months, the building should be open and occupied. "The furniture is coming in the next few weeks," said Judy Harrison, Vice President of ATI. "We plan to move in the last week of September and to open the doors the first week of October." The West Parking Deck, adjacent to the government building, should also be completed in October.

It, along with the already open East Parking deck and Central Square Annex, is part of ATI's $15.3 million sales tax project. Hidden inside the West deck is 10,000 square feet of retail space."We plan to have five shops. WE're looking forward to businesses operating out of this space," said Harrison.

Just blocks away, drivers are meet with this sign as they approach Front Street. The construction is part of a Front Street improvement project. The city is moving utility lies from above to underground, adding sidewalks, improving drainage, and narrowing Front Street from 4 to 2 lanes. All this to accommodate the River Center. The $1 million improvement project should be finished in October, hopefully ease your traffic burden.

It will cost 25 dollars a month to park in the West Deck. Daily rates start at $.50, with a maximum of $3.50 a day.

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