RIDGWAY, Colo. (CBS4) – One hundred and twenty-five years after being incorporated into Ouray County, the town of Ridgway will finally be getting paved roads in its historic downtown area.

It’s a joint effort by the Town of Ridgway and the Colorado Department of Transportation, who will begin work the week of March 21.

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Improvements will be made to state Highway 62 and several of the main historic streets, including utilities, curb, gutter and paving.

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A public meeting will be held March 17 at the Ridgway Town Hall, where the project will be outlined for the community.

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The project is expected to be completed in Oct. 2017, with a winter shutdown from Nov. 2016 – March. 2017.