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Rains keep tar, gravel repairs from resuming

Published 7:52pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rains once again delayed contractors from resuming work applying tar and gravel treatment to the city’s streets.

The project traces back to 2012, but work was halted in October due to the onset of cold weather, which was affecting the sticking rate of the gravel.

Work was supposed to resume Monday, but city engineer Gerard Brewer said the contractor is still waiting for the weather to cooperate.

“It is hard to get a project going when you don’t know what the weather is going to be like. The last we heard, the contractor was planning on moving his equipment into the area this week,” Brewer said. “The earliest he could start now would be the first of next week.”

Brewer said six or seven miles remain on the project, but this number could change based on an assessment of the status of the remaining roads.

“We want to ride around a do a bit of planning and confirming what we want to do during this next stage,” Brewer said.

Further details regarding the schedule in which roads will be addressed will be released as they are confirmed.

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