By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
The last major piece of concrete was poured this week on East 12th Street, putting the end of the project in sight.
About mid-morning Tuesday, the crew with Concrete Products, Inc., of North Platte started laying the concrete on the north half of the street, from Broadway several blocks east to near the trailer court.
Except for about a 200-foot section near the Highway 61 intersection, all of that third and final city street is now poured. It was the longest of three streets that were replaced in the city of Imperial this year.
The street will have to set between one and two weeks before driving will be opened up on East 12th. Except for a small section east of Longhorn St., on the south half, there is no driving allowed yet on East 12th St.
Temporary driveways have been put in for access off East 12th to Imperial Inn and the Valley Pro building, which can be accessed from Longhorn St., said Imperial Public Works Director Pat Davison.
On East 12th, the crew will next work on connecting the intersections and pouring driveways that were torn out for the project, according to Gary Dicenta, supervisor with Miller & Associates, the city’s engineer on the project.
The crew earlier this year rebuilt new streets on East 5th (from Highway 61 west to Leech St.) and East 9th (from Longhorn St. west to Chase St.) Davison said there still needs to be a punch list reviewed on those two streets.
Concrete Products, Inc., is working on a Nov. 25 completion deadline. However, due to the rainy spring, the company will receive extra “weather days,” Davison said.
The number of days is determined by the engineer, he said.
The East 12th work has made great strides the past several weeks during cooperative fall weather. Davison said he expects the work to be “substantially complete” by the deadline.
Concrete Products Inc., won the $1.821 million bid in January for the street project from among four other bidders.