Committee between a rock and a hard spot

While it seems spring might never arrive in full force, the Cornell city works committee is using the downtime to plan for upcoming street projects around town. The committee met March 13, to discuss what can and should be done throughout the summer and into next year.

After cutting out study holes on Seventh Street by the Cornell Area Care Center, John Westaby, Cornell utility/public works supervisor, reported his findings to the committee. Westaby says the road needs to be completely dug out, with the old sand base removed and a good base spread down.

Although the city had previously talked about using their own materials for a base course, that was not taken off the price of an almost $85,000 work estimate from Cedar Corporation. Listed on the proposal was laying down a type of fabric below the road, something Westaby says he doesn’t think holds up.

See Thursday, March 16, 2017, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more on this story. Newspapers can be purchased at our Cadott office or Cornell office.

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