NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | New asphalt on 42nd Street,work continues through Aug. 9


One local street is getting a new coat of asphalt. Workers began preparing the surface of 42nd Street on Friday, July 28. The construction will continue through Aug. 9.

Work is being done from Minnehaha west to Cedar.

This is not a major street construction project, but is instead a “mill and overlay” project, according to Shirley Yeoman of the SENA office. “They mill up some of the old surface and then re-pave with new surface,” she explained.

The road will not be closed, but because it is conjested with work vehicles residents are advised to travel along other streets when possible.

Milling was done Monday, Aug. 1 and Tuesday, Aug. 2. Paving began yesterday, Aug. 4 and will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 9. Weather may affect this schedule.

Wondering what was going on along 42nd between Longfellow and Cedar a few weeks ago? “They were digging up old street car rails that were working their way to the surface of the street,” explained Yeoman.

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