North 2nd Construction Payment, approved by Beatrice BPW

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Board of Public Works today recommended the city approve a pay request from Lottman Carpenter Construction for initial work that’s been underway on North 2nd Street.

The more than $95,000 payment on the project from Ella to Grant, will be forwarded to the mayor and city council.

City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says the city’s portion of the project is going well.

:24                  “pouring concrete”

Tempelmeyer says a state transportation department section, replacing the brick street with a new brick surface in front of the Gage County Museum, is projected to begin next Monday.

It’s all part of a busy construction season in the city.  Asphalt milling and new overlays are planned, including North 5th Street and on the Ella Street truck route.  Some curb and ramp construction has begun along 5th, as officials seek to complete that project before the school year begins.

Construction of the Ridgeview Drive extension to the new Hendrix Genetics plant, continues.  Several water main and water service work, along with electric utility service projects have been underway.  A water main replacement in southeast Beatrice leading to the Beatrice Country Club, is completed.

City Street Superintendent Jason Moore says asphalt repair projects will be going on……including a stretch of Court Street between 7th and 12th.  He says crews will be smoothing out areas in the city where asphalt transitions to concrete.

The BPW today approved an engineering agreement with Olsson Associates.   The firm will provide recommendations on replacement of a belt press at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.   The equipment is used in the biosolids drying process.   A refurbished belt press in use for nearly 15 years has become a maintenance nightmare, for the wastewater department.

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