Construction began this week on the Fourth Street mid-block crosswalk approved by Mansfield City Council earlier this month.  Fourth Street is closed between Main and Diamond streets while the work is being done.  Bricks successfully salvaged four years ago when Mansfield eliminated its last brick road will be used in the new crosswalk. Council approved the $45,000 permanent crosswalk project, originally created as part of a pop-up project created and studied by the Richland County Regional Planning Commission in early August. The project was recommended by the Downtown Improvement Advisory Board as a way to make the area more pedestrian friendly. It's the second significant idea found in the Mansfield Rising plan to be approved by City Council. Mulberry Street was converted to two-way traffic between Second and Fifth streets in August.

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