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Halstead Continues Push To Improve Worn Streets

Posted 12/28/2017

By Jared JanzenTHE next street project on tap for Halstead will be renovating the 100 block of West Third, expected to take place in the spring of 2018. The brick street will be replaced with either concrete or asphalt. THE next street project on tap for Halstead will be renovating the 100 block of West Third, expected to take place in the spring of 2018. The brick street will be replaced with either concrete or asphalt.

HALSTEAD—After several weeks of drivers avoiding orange cones and barricades, street repairs in Halstead have been completed for the time being, but residents can expect more roadwork in 2018.

The city’s next major street project will be the 100 block of West Third Street between Main and Chestnut streets, possibly including the intersection of Third and Chestnut as well, City Administrator Ethan Reimer said.

As of the last discussions by the city council, the plan is to replace the street entirely in either concrete or asphalt, removing the current brick.

City Engineer Harlan Foraker has already begun working on plans for this project. Reimer said the council would likely take bids in the first quarter of 2018, and then work would take place in the spring.

The city chose Third Street as its next project to create a smoother route for Fire/EMS vehicles that always use it coming and going from the station.

“It’s causing wear on emergency services vehicles, and those aren’t cheap to repair,” Reimer said.

Also in 2018, Harvey County is planning an overlay of 36th Street from Burmac Road to Hertzler Road, which includes a mile of Sixth Street within Halstead.

The county is only responsible for the middle 24 feet of the four-lane stretch between Main Street and Halstead Road, leaving the two outer lanes for the city to pay for if it chooses. Reimer said the city would tag along with the county as long as the bid was within the city’s budget.

“Usually it’s better to get a street worked on all at the same time, as opposed to just two lanes in the middle,” he said.

The timing of this project will depend on the county, but Reimer predicted it would take place in the summer.

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