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Main Street Construction Work Update

 

South Main Street

 

The majority of construction crew workers along the southern section of Main Street have been absent for the past several days, with only a handful working at the intersection of Main and Oak Streets. At this point, employees of American Civil Constructors are removing about 100 feet of the concrete topping moving south of the intersection as the work, according to CDOT, is not in line with the specifications for construction.

Broken Concrete at Main and Oak

Brian Long, resident CDOT engineer for southeast Colorado, said an error was made so that the concrete does not conform to the ‘lines and grades’ required by the contract and after some discussion, the contractors have agreed to break- up, remove and replace the concrete. Long said the set-back on the calendar will be for about a week and doesn’t throw the project that much off schedule.  Earlier delays, attributable to heavy spring rains, delayed work on the project.  An earlier water line issue also caused a delay.  Road work continues as usual along North Main Street.

South Main Street Alleyway in Need of Repair

Lamar City Crews have been conducting road work lately, most recently putting down a new asphalt topping on Yucca Street, adjacent to the Lamar High School soccer and football practice fields. Crews were also busy on a one-day, but much needed project, laying out more asphalt topping in the alleyway on the west side of the 200 Block of South Main Street.

Repaired!

That project was completed in under two days.  A crew member explained that this was part of the city’s overall road upgrade plan, but the entire alleyway did not need the topping as new concrete had been laid on either side of the trouble spots earlier.

By Russ Baldwin

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