NORFOLK, Neb. -- The Norfolk City Council hosted the public to give an update on the progress of the Benjamin Ave. Improvement Project Wednesday night.

Representatives from BX-Civil & Construction said that next week they will begin work on the south side of the road, shifting traffic to the north.

The specific cement used during this project will be longer lasting than the previous cement used, having a life of an estimated 50 years.

"What makes this mix unique is they do an ASR testing," a representative said. "So it's passed that test, so the concrete will withstand longer."

During the update meeting, Assistant City Engineer Anna Allen shed light on the city's newest First St. Project which is expected to begin Nov. 14.

"They will start demolition on the bridge and then start reconstruction, coming up through the winter and next spring for the bridge," Allen said.

The project will also provide a new storm drain and new pavement for the roundabout.

The First St. Project will merge it's upcoming progress meetings with those of the Benjamin Ave. Improvement Project meetings.

Before closing out the meeting, attendees gave feedback on the work being done.