Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Tonganoxie road work under way

July 25, 2001

Road work in Tonganoxie continues to progress.

Butch Rogers, public works director, said that about one-third of the street improvements planned this summer is complete.

The city will be concentrating now on the west side of Tonganoxie and is hoping to have that area completed before the fair.

Work on Cox and Evans should be starting soon.

Rogers said completion of all road work is uncertain at this point. Rain would be a factor. Because the county will be helping with some work, Rogers must coordinate when the two crews can work together.

"We're just playing it by ear," Rogers said.

Areas already milled and overlayed are:

Fourth Street from U.S. Highway 24-40 to Shawnee Street.

11th Terrace from U.S. Highway 24-40 to the end of the cul de sac.

Green Street from 8th street to the dead end.

Seventh Street Terrace from Green Street to the dead end.

Seventh Street from Shawnee to the dead end.

Rogers Road from Washington Street to the city limits.

Highway construction on U.S. Highway 24-40 between Tonganoxie and Kansas Highway 32 wrapped up on Monday.

The project, which started last Wednesday, included laying a layer of lightweight aggregate on the 9.4-mile stretch of highway.

"It's just a seal coat," said Jeff Vance, vice president of Vance Brothers Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., whose company was awarded the $154,238 contract for the project.

On Monday, crews were putting the finishing touches on the road.

"We're brooming it off as we speak," Vance said of the small rocks left behind after the sealant was laid. "We're brooming all the loose stuff off."

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