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Street resurfacing to begin
2012 0618 - Street Resurfacing Map
Pictured is a map of Great Bend showing the streets included in the 2012 resurfacing campaign. - photo by COURTESY CITY OF GREAT BEND

Below are the streets targeted in the city’s 2012 resurfacing effort
23rd Street – Jackson to Washington
21st Street – Harrison to Jefferson
20th Street – 281 Bypass to Frey
18th Street – Odell to Morphy
Forest Avenue – Polk to Harrison
Ninth Street – Frey to Pine
Tyler Street – Forest to Broadway
Monroe Street – 9th to 10th and Forest to Broadway
Jefferson Street – Forest to Broadway and 19th to 20th
Odell Street – Lakin to Forest
Holland Street – Second to Third
Fruit Street – Second to Fifth

Just as the coming of fall brings changing leaf colors, it also ushers in the city’s annual street resurfacing effort.
City Engineer Robert Winiecke had a pre-construction meeting with Great Bend contractor Venture Corporation Tuesday morning to discuss the 2012 Residential Street Resurfacing Project. Work will begin next week and is scheduled to run through the end of September.
Venture proposed the following schedule:
Weeks of Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 – perform curb and gutter replacement
Week of Sept. 10 – perform asphalt patching along designated streets
Week of Sept. 17 – perform asphalt milling (the scraping off of the old surface) along designated streets
Week of Sept. 24 – perform asphalt concrete surface placement
“These dates are approximate and may change depending upon weather,” Winiecke said. “The city appreciates everybody’s cooperation during the course of this project.”
Residents can expect heavy machinery, construction crews, traffic barricades and periodically rough roads during construction. There will also be some street closures.
Streets will be close (most often one block at time) while they are being milled, Winiecke said. They will be reopened, even though the surface will be uneven, until they are closed again for resurfacing.
Winiecke said this a city-funded project. The contract was awarded to Venture in July.
Venture’s bid for the mill and overlay, using 20 percent recycled materials, came to $486,880.80 for 30 blocks of streets. Because of the use of recycled material, the cost of the project is lower than anticipated, so an extra two or three blocks will be done. That will add to the price of the project, but the total will still fall below $500,000.