Estevan business owners in the downtown have been dealing with a disruption for a few months as construction of the 4th Street Downtown Revitalization Project is ongoing.

That began with the 1100 block being blocked off, with half of the 1200 block now closed to traffic.

Despite the reduced access, Laurel Buck, a chairperson for the Downtown Business Association, says they're seeing just as much business as before.

"Well, according to most of the businesses, we had a meeting on Tuesday and people said they haven't really noticed a big change. I think the Estevan residents and the surrounding area are very supportive of our downtown businesses."

Buck says she is seeing more people using the back alleys, which is the only way to get into some businesses.

"There's 32 businesses on the Downtown Business Association and everybody's been very supportive of the project and we're looking forward to the new look."

The project is moving along, with Buck saying she's excited to see the new downtown completed.

"For sure, yeah, it seems to be moving along and the city, the associated engineering, and the ASL, they just have been wonderful to work with."