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City Prepares for Annual Fall Street Overlay Program

BY MELANIE BUCK –

Mayor George McKee has announced that the 2015 Street Overlay Project will begin around the city in mid-September and will take Street Department crews approximately two weeks to complete the assignment.

Mayor McKee said, “This year we will be working on approximately 16 different areas in town and the total program cost will be around $450,000.00. This includes making repairs on several streets; one in particular that is badly needed is South Mena Street by Sears which has deteriorated due to water damage. When selecting which areas will receive the overlay, consideration is given to the condition of the street and the   amount of traffic on the street.”

B&L Paving submitted the low bid for the hot-mix overlay portion of the project. The bid came in at $379,800 for a total of 3,132.83 tons required. In 2014, a total of $398,203.34 was spent in the program for 3,830.72 tons, tripling the amount from 2013 of $126,072 for 1,235.99 tons.

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