Long-awaited street work has arrived in city’s Sage Addition
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
It’s torn up in places, but the city’s Sage Addition in northwest Imperial will soon have paved streets and drainage.
Work started last Thursday when subcontractor Van Kirk Sand & Gravel of Sutton started laying the storm sewer pipe north of the West 12th and Blue Stem Sts. intersection.
Van Kirk workers were continuing with the pipe-laying along Blue Stem Monday ahead of the concrete street paving.
A Miller & Associates overseer on the project said the contract in Sage Addition calls for 2,200 feet of 24-inch storm sewer pipe and another 1,000 feet of 18-inch pipe.
He said as soon as the pipe is down, general contractor Werner Construction of Hastings will move in with the curb/gutter and concrete paving of the 36-foot wide, six-inch thick streets in the addition.
The project also includes cement paving of West 12th St., from Max Drive west to the Blue Stem intersection. Width of that street will be 44 feet and eight inches thick, according to the plan, to match up with the rest of 12th Street.
City Public Works Supt. Pat Davison said once Van Kirk completes the pipe in Sage it will move to the other major street project this summer here in the Cornerstone Commercial Park.
The Cornerstone project includes paving a 40-foot wide concrete Second Street from Holland east to Orsa St., with curb and gutter, water lines and storm sewer installation.
Werner Construction has the $1,434,381 bid for the Sage Addition project, while Van Kirk was the successful bidder for the Cornerstone work at $684,574.
Street closures ahead
Davison reminds residents especially those living in the Sage Addition area to be aware of street closures that will come with the project.
The Sage Addition work will also require lowering of water mains to some residences, requiring water be shut off temporarily in that addition and possibly to some homes in the Max Addition nearby.
They will do their best to alert affected homeowners either by personal contact or through the CodeRed system, Davison said.