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Construction begins on Bank St

The big dig

1. THE PRELIMS. Greg Clark (left) and Shawn Ryan discuss the plan of action before retrieving 300 feet of cable stretching under Bank St between MacLaren and Somerset on May 15.

2. BREAKING GROUND. A backhoe digs into the corner of Bank and Somerset.

3. HARD DAYS NIGHT. Light falls as construction workers begin work on Bank. For the first few days, city crews closed Bank or reduced traffic — including diverting busses — outside of peak hours to avoid compounding the inconvenience.