NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Crews began removing the canopies on Dewey Street between 5th and 6th streets Tuesday evening.
They will be removing the canopies one section at a time after business hours to minimize disruption to businesses.
Business owners say landscaping will be added as the project progresses.
The project has been in the works for the past 18 months to revitalize the downtown area while keeping its historical significance.
It is expected to be complete by the week of March 26th, weather permitting.