This past May, construction began on the Water Street parking lot in downtown Ellsworth. The pavement was removed, gravel replaced and new storm drainage pipes were installed.

In addition to striping and improvements to traffic flow and parking spaces, the city of Ellsworth took the opportunity to improve pedestrian pathways by installing pavement, gravel, lighting and greenscaping in the Main Street alleyway between Bud Connection and Frank Pierson Optician.