GREEN BAY - A Packers legend is making another drive through Titletown.
Construction crews began paving the new Bart Starr Drive in Green Bay Wednesday morning.
Area leaders hope the new road will bring new development to the Stadium District.
Construction crews poured concrete Wednesday morning. Bart Starr Drive is taking shape.
"It's fed from the front with concrete, and that machine spreads it out consolidates the concrete so that is compacts properly and sets up," said Steve Grenier, Green Bay Public Works Director.
The $340,000 project is about three blocks long. It will connect Tony Canadeo Run in Green Bay to Potts Avenue in Ashwaubenon.
Wednesday's work comes five months after a dedication ceremony held on the same site. City officials say the logistics of scheduling dignitaries and digging, didn't quite work out.
"With the amount of work that the city had currently bid, and the amount of staff we have to go around, we were physically not able to get the contract bid out and get a contractor on board," said Grenier.
Bart Starr Drive already has a new neighbor. L.P. Mooradian Company Flooring spent the summer constructing a new building. The carpet store opened for business on Monday.
"We wanted to be on a corner, we knew the street was going through, and working with the village, we had the opportunity to purchase this property," said Dan Braun, L.P. Mooradian Co. Flooring co-owner.
Green Bay city officials say Bart Starr Drive will be a boost for the Stadium District .
"By putting this road in, that's going to open up additional area for future development, and re-development of that area. So that's one of the corridors that both municipalities have identified as a target area for additional re-development," said Grenier.
Dan Braun agrees.
"I think it's going to be awesome, a lot more traffic, easy access to Potts Avenue," said Braun.
The road is only half way complete.
Officials say in about a week, the concrete will be sturdy enough for crews to finish the project.
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