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Council awards paving contract

17 Fort Dodge projects will be undertaken

June 25, 2013
By BILL SHEA ( , Messenger News

Parts of 17 Fort Dodge streets will be repaved this year under a contract worth more than $900,000 awarded by the City Council Monday evening.

The council voted unanimously to hire Fort Dodge Asphalt to do the work at a cost of $929,942.94.

The company was the sole bidder.

The following streets will be repaved under the contract awarded by the City Council:

Councilman Kim Alstott asked if a better way to prevent vehicles from driving onto newly paved streets could be used. He said that when parts of North Seventh Street were recently repaved, ''at least 40-some cars'' drove over the road cones and onto the fresh asphalt.

''This isn't anything new,'' he said. ''This is constant.''

Mayor Matt Bemrich said using a different traffic control procedure would probably add cost to paving contracts.

The city staff was directed to look into the possibility of using another method to block newly paved streets and report back to the council.



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