Crews have started ripping up gutters and curbs in the first phases of the $2.1 million endeavor.
Heavy trucks have made deep dips and waves in the asphalt, and the new plan calls for a tougher road that will withstand more stress.
The city held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 27, but work started in earnest the last week.
The work area includes Florence, Fairford Avenue, Studebaker Road and Little Lake Road.
Most of the construction will take place during the day.
Work is supposed to last until sometime in June. The project was primarily funded by a grant from the Gateway Cities Coalition of Governments, which is a regional group made of of area cities and other government agencies.