New Round of Construction on Lowest Greenville in Dallas

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DALLAS -- The street may have "green" in its name, but soon it'll look a lot more orange. The stretch of Dallas's Greenville Avenue between Ross and Belmont -- aka "Lowest Greenville" -- is getting a makeover.

That makeover is years in the making. And Monday morning, a new phase of the project got underway.

So, does the sight of all those orange barricades, cones, and safety vests have local business owners seeing red?  Well, apparently not.

Charlie McGuinness, co-owner of 504 Bar and Grill, is taking it all in stride.  He told NewsFix, "You have to give a little to get a little," and that the improvements should have been made a long time ago.

And on some parts of the strip, those improvements have already been made.

Dude, Sweet Chocolate is among the businesses enjoying a smoother ride, wider sidewalks, and more convenient parking thanks to the $3.9 million project.

Austin Keeler, a day manager at Dude, Sweet, told NewsFix the block his store is on is one of the busiest on Greenville and attributes it to the completed construction from a few years ago.  As for the new phase bringing more congestion to the neighborhood?  Well, he's not too bitter about that either.

"It's always been a nightmare to get down here, it's always been a nightmare to park," Keeler said. "You know, people still come here, and I don't think that's going to change."

Well, construction will take around nine months. Here's hoping it doesn't get too much worse before it gets better.