The song birds are singing, the redbuds are budding, the days are warming up — so it must be time for road construction.
And it will fire up in Great Bend at the beginning of the next work week, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.
He noted that Venture Corp. will start work on the city 2011 KLINK asphalt overlay project Monday.
“Work will consist of the placement of a new 5/8 inch thick asphaltic surface course and pavement restriping along 10th Street between McKinley and Kennedy streets; K-96 between 12th Street and the north city limits: Main Street between Railroad Avenue and 10th Street and between 19th and 24th streets; and Washington between Eighth and 10th streets and between 10th and 12th streets.”
It will help if drivers prepare because there could be some delays, Winiecke noted. “Motorists can expect to see heavy construction equipment within these areas, lane closures or traffic diversions, pilot car situations for two-lane pavements, and pavements with no lane lines.”
He added the work is planned to begin on Washington. It will then move to 10th Street, then to K-96 and complete along Main.
“We appreciate your patience and understanding as these improvements are made to these streets within our community,” according to the city engineer. He added any questions can be directed to him, 793-4111.
Also announced this week are opportunities for local residents to get involved in local boards.
Mayor Mike Allison made the announcements and urged local residents to apply.
While many of those who have held these positions are eligible to apply to serve again, there are also opportunities for others to file.
All positions are uncompensated.
For more information, contact the city office, 793-4111.
Positions open include:
Airport Advisory Committee: Chris Spray and David Huddleston, pilots; and Lance Walters, non-pilot. All eligible
BOCTEA: Steve Dyer, mater electrician, eligible. Open positions for master plumber and layman.
Building Board: David Cruse, construction; Linnea Winter, architect, both eligible.
Cemetery Board: Derinda Bussman, Chad Jerke and Dr. R. J. Weaver; all residents, all eligible.
Tree Board: Kelly Scott, resident, eligible; also four more resident positions open.
Commission on Aging: Loyce Clay and Dean Wise, residents, both eligible.
Convention and Tourism: Junior Hartig and Sandra Hiss, both motel, both eligible.
Humane Society: Bob Robinson and Greg Armstrong, both at large; Ken Roberts, council member; all eligible.
Zoning Board: John Smith and Dave Christiansen, residents, both eligible.