In 2005, the condition of 8th Street was very poor. Overhead utilites were failing, lighting was inadequate, and drainage non-existent. Potholes large enough to damage vehicles were commonplace.

With the project well underway in 2006, 8th Street turned into something approaching a mud pit. Lanes were shifted to accommodate work taking place on the other half of the road.

With the project completing at the end of September, conditions have dramatically improved.