As renovation and infrastructure work in Istanbul’s famous Istiklal Street is coming to end after a year it was launched, works in the a section of the street was completed Thursday, receiving mixed reactions from Istanbulites.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality had launched the work in December 2016, due to aging infrastructure of the area topped with flash floods in heavy rains, and unaesthetic ground covering that was switched back to plain asphalt due to broken or removed granite pavement consisted of large blocks.