Posted 5/24/16 (Tue)
By Carrie Sandstrom
The construction teams for Crosby’s Citywide Street Reconstruction say they are on schedule as of Thursday’s progress meeting, although project superintendent Bill Werven said it’s hard to get too off schedule in just one week.
Werven said they have finished removing the asphalt on both sides of 8th Avenue. Work removing asphalt on the south end of main was expected to be done by press time.
This week, Werven said milling on 9th Avenue and Parkway will be done, and also on streets that are going to be cement treated.
Overall, Mayor Bert Anderson said he hasn’t heard many complaints about the construction except that “it takes a while for people to get where they’re going.”
Construction will be stopped over the Memorial Day weekend and holiday.
At the meeting, Werven and others also responded to concerns from locals about the smell of sewage coming from the flushing of the sewers and the route of the Divide County Fair Parade, which will have to be altered from the past in order to accommodate the ongoing construction.
Following the progress meeting, the Crosby City Council held a special meeting to discuss adding additional streets into the construction plan, including the two cul de sacs on east 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue, in addition to the two boulevards near the current daycare and the space in front of where BNC Bank plans to construct a new facility -- across from Ekness Super Valu. Council members voted unanimously to approve the additional construction proposed.
The additions will cost an additional $351,000, putting the whole project cost at around $6.35 million.