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Street work winding down

By Staff | Jul 24, 2009

Rugby’s street improvement project is on pace to be completed in the next couple of weeks – about six weeks ahead of schedule.

The project completion date was September 15, but dry weather has enabled the contractor to move along, said Wayne Johnson, project supervisor with Advanced Engineering, Grand Forks. The contractor, Bituminous Paving, lost only about two days due to wet weather.

The paving portion of the project wrapped up last week, and Johnson figured about 80 percent of the streets in town received an overlay.

Seal coat work is scheduled to start early next week only to those sections of streets that did not have an overlay.

“That’s been a source of confusion (for some people I talked with,’ Johnson said, adding many assumed a seal coat was going on top of the overlay.

Approximately 200,000 square yards of seal coat are planned. Once that is completed, crews will have hydroseeding and other restoration work along boulevards to complete as well as painting parking lines and crosswalks. Workers will also be removing dirt piles and other debris tied to road work.

The $5.2 million project began this spring with about 18,000 feet of curb and gutter replacement. The project is being funded largely through special assessments to property owners as well as current and future city infrastructure maintenance funds.

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