Archive for Friday, February 8, 2008

Seventh Street at High Street closed again

February 8, 2008

Seventh Street at its intersection with High Street is again closed for work on the Downtown Streetscape Project.

Work crews with Bryant and Bryant Construction closed the road at about 9 a.m. Friday and said it would likely be closed for at least four days. The crew is repairing the sidewalk in the intersection that had been put in about a month ago. There was a problem with the bricks that had been used, among other things, they said.

Also, the street is being repaired where there were dips in the bricks. According to the inspector of the project, work crews are removing the base of the street and will replace it with a concrete base. Bricks will then be put back on Monday, he said.

The work is part of the $1.8 million Downtown Streetscape Project that was started in June. It is unknown when it will be completed. The Kansas Department of Transportation is paying for 80 percent of the project that is replacing sidewalks and street lamps, as well as improving handicap accessibility in downtown Baldwin City.

The Signal will update this story online when the street is reopened and there will be a picture and more information in Thursday's Signal.

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