DALLAS (AP) -- Updates to Dealey Plaza are ahead of schedule and construction barriers will soon come down at the Texas site where President John F. Kennedy was shot.
The Dallas Morning News reports the $1.6 million restoration includes repairs to fountains, upgrades to landscaping and cleanup of a nearby triple underpass. City funds and donations are paying for the improvements at the park that opened in 1936.
JFK was fatally shot on Nov. 22, 1963. The upgrades were scheduled to be finished by this summer in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the tragedy but officials say good weather has led to more progress.
Senior architect Trent Williams with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department said Thursday that by April 1 visitors probably won't see any signs of construction.