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Work has begun on the resurfacing of a street in downtown Providence.

Construction crews on Monday were scraping pavement and digging in front of fire hydrants on Fountain Street. The project is expected to take two to four weeks.

City Deputy Chief Engineer Natale Urso says the asphalt will likely need to cure until mid-September.

The street's makeover is part of the city's ongoing street resurfacing program.

In 2014, work began to revamp LaSalle and Emmett squares to change the traffic pattern around Kennedy Plaza and convert Empire Street to a two-way.

A city spokeswoman says the plan to narrow Fountain Street by one lane and widen the sidewalks has been put on hold while officials consider having sidewalk cutouts for buses along the street.

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