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Local road projects near completion

September 12, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

As the end of summer draws near, street repair crews are wrapping up several construction projects.

Between Second Street and First Avenue on Madison Street, crews have completed paving on the north side, said Lynn Couch, Public Works director. Recent rain delayed crews, but Couch said they should complete from First Avenue to Third Avenue by the weekend.

Although crews ran into a waterline conflict, the Brentwood Place rebuild is still on schedule, Couch said. Crews have begun installing storm sewers.

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Road crews have completed paving the north side for Madison Street from Second Street to First Avenue, shown here Tuesday afternoon. The section of Madison Street from First Avenue to Fourth Avenue is scheduled for completion by the weekend.

Pavement removal continues on the east side of Olive Street, he said. Crews will likely complete that removal by Thursday evening. From there, workers will begin subgrade preparation and install a subdrain along Olive Street.

All the culvert sections and backfill are in place on 13th Street. Couch said crews will likely start placing asphalt chips for the road surface by the end of the week. After that, crews will close Summit Street and begin installing the box culvert.

Later this year, crews will go back to 13th Street to complete work on the water line and remove old railroad ties beneath the street, Couch said.

A $250,000 Americans with Disabilities sidewalk project will go along with this year's mill-and-overlay. Couch said the sidewalk upgrades that will make all ramps ADA compliant is about 20 percent complete. Crews are scheduled to return Sept. 24 to finish the mill-and-overlay.

Street microsurfacing has been pushed back to May 2013.



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