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Chestnut Street Reconstruction Going To Bid

Posted 4/27/2017

By Jared Janzen

HALSTEAD—Engineer Harlan Foraker told Halstead city council Monday night that he has completed plans for reconstruction of the 400 and 500 blocks of Chestnut Street. He said he is ready to send the project out to bid and will have these collected for the council to review at their May 22 meeting.

Foraker said contractors would have the option of bidding in asphalt or concrete, as well as additional alternate bid options for water line replacement and sidewalk replacement on the east side of Chestnut.

Council member Dennis Travis asked Foraker what the difference would be between concrete and asphalt. Foraker replied that concrete would cost 5-10 percent more initially, but if properly maintained, it could last 30 or 40 years compared to a 20-year life expectancy for asphalt.

Foraker said that part of the bid requirement would be a tentative completion date of July 28.

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