City street repaving schedule released

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The City of Greencastle's 2015 street repaving schedule will begin Friday, Aug. 28, city officials announced Wednesday.

Wabash Valley Asphalt, Terre Haute, was recently awarded the $458,127 resurfacing project as the low bidder among three proposals. The resurfacing project must be substantially completed by Oct. 1.

The streets Department of Public Works Superintendent Brad Phillips has marked for resurfacing this year are:

Street and sewer work was done earlier this summer at the intersection of College Avenue and Franklin Street.

-- Main Street, from Maple Street to Berry Street.

-- Warren Drive, from State Road 240 to the city limits.

-- Wood Street, from Tennessee Street to the eastern Robe-Ann Park entrance.

-- Dogwood Lane, from Shadowlawn Avenue to Redbud Lane.

-- Redbud Lane, from Shadowlawn Avenue to Terrace Lane.

-- Poplar Street, from Jackson to Indiana Street.

-- Poplar Street, from Indiana to Vine Street.

-- Daggy Street, from Jackson to Madison Street.

-- Gillespie Street, from Walnut Street to Liberty Street.

-- Washington Street, from Wood Street to Percy Julian Drive.

-- Center Street, from Fairview to West Street in Foxridge.

-- Liberty Street, from Gillespie to Jackson Street.

The project also include resurfacing on Manhattan Road in the railroad crossing area in front of Phoenix Closures.

However, that work won't be even be started until a project to shore up Manhattan Road and address drainage and erosion issues is bid out and completed.

The schedule for resurfacing is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 28 -- Milling work in preparation of paving is scheduled on Main, Center, Gillespie, Poplar and Daggy streets.

Monday, Aug. 31 -- Milling work in preparation of paving is scheduled on Liberty Street (it will be necessary to close it from Jackson to Gillespie), Wood Street, Redbud Lane and Dogwood Lane.

Tuesday, Sept. 1 -- Milling only on Washington Street. Repaving work for Liberty (an intermediate 1.5 inches), Gillespie, Poplar and Daggy streets.

Wednesday, Sept. 2 -- Milling only for remainder of Washington Street and Warren Drive. Repaving work for Main, Center and Wood streets, Redbud and Dogwood lanes and possibly the start of repaving on Washington Street.

Thursday, Sept. 3 -- Milling work to finish any of the above streets not done, Madison and the intersection of Franklin and Arlington.

"We usually are pretty good at working together," Mayor Sue Murray said in announcing the schedule, "and aside from a bit of delay we can get most traffic back on the roads after milling and within three hours of the start of paving."

The one exception is likely Liberty Street.

"Because of the extremely poor subgrade on that street, once it is milled next Monday it will be closed to all traffic until the final asphalt coating is put down, which could indeed be Thursday (Sept. 3)," the mayor added.

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  • It would be nice if the city would consider fixing North College after the Utility Company tore it and the new sidewalks up this Summer. It is a hazard to those who live there and a nuisance to those who use the road on a daily basis.

    -- Posted by lduggan69 on Thu, Aug 27, 2015, at 8:08 PM
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