The rework of Locust St is nearing completion, and City Crews continue to make progress north to Main Street. The railroad crossing is the last major barrier, and a boring contractor is working to make a tunnel for gas and water lines.
Currently, the bore is being made for sewer lines under the railroad tracks. Once installed work will begin on the other side of the rail lines. Work on Locust Street should take another month to complete, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell.
City crews will be installing a new fire hydrant across from the dollar store at Main and Locust. Existing valves and lines must be located before any work can be done. This assures that water will continue to flow. Keeping outages to a minimum is a priority during the improvements.