Las Cruces – The outdoor metal awnings that line the north section of Main Street in Las Cruces will start coming down Thursday.
It's part of the second phase of re-opening Main Street from Las Cruces Avenue to Mountain Avenue.
The awning removal is expected to take about 12-weeks.
The $2.5 million dollar project will include two-way traffic, parallel parking on both sides of the street and extra wide sidewalks.
There will be overhead street lighting as well as post lighting similar to what's in place in front of the Rio Grande Theater.
Each post will house a power outlet that can service Farmers Market vendors as well as special events and holiday lighting.
The sidewalk area will include benches, landscaping and shade.
As a result of the construction, the Farmers Market is temporarily relocated south of Las Cruces Avenue.