- Special Sections
- Public Notices
By Greg Lang
Work on the utilities improvement phase has been progressing
well. Because of the efficient and skilled crews of
the contractor, dry weather and assistance from James
McCain and his quality men the utility work is ahead of
schedule and on budget.
Because the CRA funded work is ahead of schedule and
because the Small Communities Development Block Grant
funded work has not yet been given the final OK to proceed,
the contractor will be beginning sewer work on Second
Street. The sewer laterals will be replaced between the main
and the curb.
Sewer rehabilitation has started on the east end of Second
Street and will be progressing west over the coming weeks.
To provide the very least disruption to businesses the contractor
will only close the street or divert traffic on a small
portion of the street at a time. The sidewalks will also remain
In addition the contractor has agreed to patch the street
cuts on Second Street with asphalt to help ensure that the
street is intact for events and traffic until the rebuilding and
repaving starts. The rebuilding and repaving of the Second
Street is scheduled to begin after the Spring Arts Festival.
Road reconstruction and paving will also begin after
Thanksgiving. The work will begin in the downtown residential
area. This work will be very disruptive. Traffic will
be detoured in the construction areas. The work will often be
loud and dusty while the old asphalt is removed and the road
base reconstructed. Crews will be working Monday through
Friday often from dawn to dusk.