Grant Street Reconstruction in Progress

Grant Street Reconstruction in Progress
Grant Street, looking east from 4th and Grant

BEATRICE – Construction crew members have been installing the base of a newly-realigned Grant Street in Beatrice, between 4th and 5th.

:05                  “of the block”

Beatrice City Engineer James Burroughs says when R.L. Tiemann Construction finishes the project, Grant Street should be a lot safer for motorists, because a quick jog of the street near 4th and Grant, will be eliminated.

:13                  “everybody drivin’”

Two large trees in city right-of-way had to be removed in an area where a slope was being leveled out along the north side of the street.  Burroughs says plans are to plant a tree back in that area for a property owner with a home on the northeast corner of 4th and Grant. DSCN1620

Burroughs says the project has also included relocation of a utility pole.

:12                  “new street”

Black Hills Energy was asked to lower the depth of a natural gas service line along the north side of the Grant Street project, because excavation would be close to that line.

Burroughs says the contract calls for an end-of-October completion date, but that’s partly dependent on weather conditions.

:11                  “October 30th date”

DSCN1617Burroughs says the new stretch of concrete paving on Grant Street will be at eight inches of depth.  He says the city is going to a thicker depth on some concrete projects in the city, because of problems with the base under some roads.  That’s expected to extend the life of the new streets and hopefully reduce maintenance cost.