LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The City of Lafayette is now finished repaving a historic street.
A ribbon cutting ceremony to open the seven block stretch of North Street was held today.
Phase one of the project started more than a year ago and cost $1.7 million.
The new permeable paver bricks allow the water to be absorbed into the street. This will keep the water from running into the storm sewer, causing sewage overflow into the river.
Project Manager Jim Rinehart said the city of Lafayette is always looking to go green.
"Working with a city who has vision to use sustainable infrastructure in their design," said Reinehart. "They incorporate it into their public projects every time they get a chance to."
Phase two of the project, which goes from 7th to 3rd street, will start in 2015.
Indiana Department of Transportation road crews are preparing the roads for the first winter storm of the season.
Lafayette Police are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted for burglary and theft.
Toyota says it has begun production of its 2014 Highlander SUV at its plant in southwestern Indiana.