Both lanes of traffic open in downtown Hallowell

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HALLOWELL, Maine (WABI) The wait is over.

Both lanes of traffic on Water Street in downtown Hallowell are open after months of construction.

The downtown area got a facelift with new sidewalks, new parking, and new infrastructure below the road as well.

Business owners tell us the construction was tough, but they're happy they made it through.

They say Hallowell is open for business.

"The obvious good result is the sidewalks are beautiful," says Geoff Houghton. "They redid the old bricks with more old bricks. They leveled it out - retained the old charm of Hallowell. They're a lot wider, so I think it's more pedestrian friendly which is one thing we were shooting for."

A few final touches remain, but downtown Hallowell is back to normal.