Archive for Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sixth Street closure is expected in August

It's a sign of the times - to come - on Sixth Street. City crews have put up the "road closed ahead" and "detour" signs for the upcoming Sixth Street project south of High Street. But, best guess is it won't happen until Aug. 18.

It's a sign of the times - to come - on Sixth Street. City crews have put up the "road closed ahead" and "detour" signs for the upcoming Sixth Street project south of High Street. But, best guess is it won't happen until Aug. 18.

July 31, 2008

Let's just call it practice.

Baldwin City motorists are becoming accustomed to "road closed ahead" and "detour ahead" signs along Sixth Street north of High Street and south of Orange Street. But, the road isn't closed and there isn't a detour : yet.

There isn't a firm date set, but City Administrator Jeff Dingman continues to get updates on the best guess of when it will start. Currently, there is other work being done on the street ahead of the project.

"The most recent thing we have heard is there is a preconstruction meeting set up on Aug. 14 and the road contractor is set to being on Aug. 18," said Dingman. "The road will likely get closed off on Aug. 18."

At that time, the detour route heading south on Sixth Street is to go east on High Street, south on Third Street, then west on Orange Street back to Sixth Street. The opposite holds for northbound traffic heading into town on County Road 1055.

The city is replacing sewer along the stretch at a cost of $245,000. The street, which is also County Road 1055, is being replaced.

"On the road work, the project the county bid was $1,109,918," said Dingman. "We basically split the cost with them."

The Signal will update this story when a definite date is set.

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