Work is nearing completion on the Sixth and Main intersection. The big item left is the paving of the streets. The contractors need a full week of 50 degree-plus days to get a nice finished project.
The city is going to go ahead and open the intersection up to its original alignment for now and remove a lot of the traffic control cones.
Scott Rickard, assistant city engineer, said there was some discussion about turning the new signals on, but they decided to keep using the temporary ones so it would be easier to move traffic around when they start the mill and overlay.
Rickard said there is about a week’s worth of work left, and the project is way ahead of schedule.
“Cornejo has done a really excellent job and they want to get this finished up for everyone, but they want to give us a nice project at the end,” he said.
Next week, work will be finished on the sod between the new curbs and the sidewalks near the intersection.