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GO bond projects receive approval

Road construction moves along

June 14, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Several general obligation bond projects will get underway subsequent to council's approval Monday night.

Lynn Couch, public works director, said the exact start dates for the three construction projects are up to the contractors, but they will be completed this year.

The city just sent the projects to bid.

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A road worker smoothes out some asphalt on Fourth Street Wednesday. Council approved three general obligation bond projects at its Monday night meeting, including several miles of mill and overlay and sidewalk and ramp replacement.

Crack sealing on nearly 13 miles of roads throughout town will cost the city $122,400.

Couch said road crews will also bring sidewalks and ramps throughout 6.5 miles of road up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards while they complete mill and overlay of those streets.

Because the milling is asphalt and the sidewalks and ramps are concrete, the projects were bid separately, Couch said.

Bringing the ramps and sidewalks up to ADA standards will cost $300,000. The milling will cost $2.3 million.

Construction on Southridge Road is scheduled for completion by mid-July, Couch said.

Meanwhile, disparities between sewer pipe plans and the pipes' actual locations have delayed work on 13th Street, which was slated to start June 7. That work should begin Thursday, Couch said, and will not delay the project's completion date.

Summit Street will be closed for two weeks during that construction.

Milling along Main Street from Third Street to 13th Street will get underway Thursday or Friday, Couch said.

Couch said he is unaware which end of the street crews will start on, but knows they will close each lane separately while they lay half of the asphalt. The entire section of road will be closed while the second course of asphalt is laid.

Changing sewer lines along Madison Street from Third to Sixth Street is about half done, Couch said. That project will take about another month to finish.



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