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The makeover for Main Street in Salisbury will be getting underway in downtown next month.

Last week the city council approved a $4.6 million contract with Corrado Construction Company for the stretch that runs from Route 13 to Division Street.

They will not only replace the sidewalks, landscaping and street lights but also the 100 year old sewer and water mains.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that initially it had been scheduled to begin last fall.

But a decision to include high-speed internet lines caused a delay.

When it snows the Delaware Department of Transportation is cleaning up the sidewalks along 238 miles of its roads.

And clearing out the snow this month along 70 miles its roadways cost the state $260-thousand.

Jim Westoff with DelDOT told the Wilmington News Journal that if the sidewalks were not cleaned off people would be put in danger by being forced to walk on the roadways.

The cleanup does not include the sidewalks in cities and towns which are excluded from the program.