Part of East 12th Street now open to through traffic
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Except for the north half of the street from Broadway to Longhorn St., East 12th is open to through traffic.
Imperial Public Works Supt. Pat Davison, who keeps in close contact with the street project contractor, said the south side of East 12th was opened to through traffic on Tuesday. Most of the intersecting streets from the south are also open.
It’s hopeful the north section of the street will be opened up by the end of this week.
The section on the north (Broadway to Longhorn) remains closed this week because it was the last major section to be poured. After a street is poured, the concrete needs to set seven to 10 days before allowing traffic, Davison said.
Once the street is completely open, Davison said there will still be some work to complete there, including storm inlets and some sidewalk. Reseeding of lawns will wait until spring.
Davison and representatives of the city’s engineer, Miller & Associates, and Concrete Products, Inc., the general contractor, of North Platte will have a “walk-through” Monday afternoon for a review of the work on all three city streets.
The contractor is on a Nov. 25 completion deadline, but due to a lot of rainy weather last spring, Davison said they will likely have at least 4 to 5 days added before any penalties would start, if the project is not “substantially complete.”
The $1.821 million project included replacement of East 5th St. from Highway 61 west to Leech St., and East 9th from Longhorn St. west to Chase St. All of East 12th St., from Highway 61 west to Broadway, was replaced.
Davison reminds people that barricades are up for a reason. They remain up on the north half of East 12th, and around the inlets and driveways still being poured.