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(Neb.)-Engineer For City Stormwater Project Says Things Are Moving Ahead   Listen

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 03/06/2014 12:55 PM

Photo: Chadron's downtown Main Street will soon receive a facelift.
(CHADRON)-The city of Chadron is quickly approaching its stormwater, sewer, and street facelift on First Street, followed next by Main Street. The Chadron city council voted to approve the bid for Carstensen Contracting Inc. of Pipestone, Minn., for $3.74 million at their meeting this week, and engineer Joy Willoughby with the Leo A. Daly Engineering Firm that is overseeing the project says the firm is satisfied with the outcome thus far.
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Willoughby says her firm recommended a couple of bid alternates that will be incorporated into the project.
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The pipes to be installed will be made of PVC instead of PVP, and the limestone aggregate base will be used instead of the recycled pavement option. Willoughby says the limestone option is a little more costly, approximately $7,000 more, but will also eliminate the need for a crusher on site and some of the geotechnical testing. The recycled aggregate base can then be stockpiled and used elsewhere in the city.
Willoughby says now that spring is near and a contractor has been determined, work on the project will have the possibility of moving forward quickly.
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Willoughby says her firm will still be quite active in the stormwater project as it advances to the construction stage.
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Chadron public works director Milo Rust has said that every effort will be made to ensure that the project, although large in magnitude, will create as little inconvenience for businesses and residents as possible.
(Questions? Comments? E-mail news@chadrad.com.)
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