If it’s spring, it’s time for asphalt

By Linda Trest, Staff Writer
Posted 4/8/21

Some city streets were prepared for a new layer of asphalt last week by city crews. On Tuesday, the public works department concentrated on readying Meadow View Court.  This week, the crew has …

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If it’s spring, it’s time for asphalt

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Some city streets were prepared for a new layer of asphalt last week by city crews. On Tuesday, the public works department concentrated on readying Meadow View Court.  This week, the crew has moved on to Old Potosi to fill in low spots ahead of the new asphalt. 

In addition to Meadow View Court, the city also plans to asphalt Main Street from Meadow View Court south to Fifth Street. Work is also planned for three streets west of Gerald Elementary School: Old Potosi, Lincoln and Oak streets. Bids for the planned street project came in lower than expected, therefore some additional street work may be added, but no firm decision has been make. 

There may also be funds coming to the city through the Franklin County Transportation Committee.  Applications for that money are due the end of June, and usually are awarded in July.

Public Works Director Nick Grube told The Republican that N.B. West, who won the bid to provide asphalt work to the city, could be in town working as early as next week or the week after. 

The board of directors for Countryside Manor also had some paving work done last week. The south parking lot at the Manor, located on North Bernhardt Ave., was repaved last Wednesday. Secretary Nancy Bush said that the north parking lot had been repaved a few years ago. 

Each of these projects work toward the shared goal of improving the looks and functionality of Gerald. 

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