The first phase of the Clematis Street Streetscape Improvements was done in the 300 block between Dixie Highway and Olive Avenue. These improvements were designed to create a "curbless" street to encourage a more pedestrian friendly environment. Sidewalks were widened to provide more walking space for pedestrians and vehicular lanes were narrowed to encourage slower driving. The project included water main and storm drainage improvements, curb, roadway and sidewalk demolition, new valley gutter, new brick paver roadway and sidewalk surfaces, landscaping and irrigation. A suspended pavement system was installed underneath the sidewalk around the landscape islands to help ensure the health of the newly planted oak trees. Custom concrete benches and curbs were installed around six of these tress to provide seating in shady areas. New bike racks and trash receptacles were also installed. The phase of the Clematis Street Streetscape was completed on time and under budget.