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May 23, 2013

Common Council to consider project on Spruce Street

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — A $1.7 million construction project along Spruce Street will be the topic of a public information meeting in Common Council Chambers at 6 tonight.

Reconstruction of Spruce Street from Maple Street to Clinton Street will between Tuesday, weather permitting, and work is expected to be done by Aug. 26, a media release from the city said.

The project includes replacing sanitary sewer, water and storm water facilities, curbing and pavement, said city officials who will explain the project and answer questions tonight.

Reconstruction work will create some disruptions for property owners and residents, the release said. Sections of Spruce Street will be closed to through traffic at times, and private entrances will be inaccessible as construction progresses. On-street parking won’t be allowed in areas closed to through traffic.

The contract has been made to minimize inconveniences, such as those experienced last summer during the reconstruction of Spruce Street from Wilber Park to Maple Street, the release said. That portion of the project cost about $500,000, officials said.

On Tuesday night, the council awarded this year’s project to DeNinis Construction, the low bidder, for about $1.7 million and approved funding sources, including $793,000 from bond proceeds, plus appropriations of $583,000 from the general fund, $150,000 from the water fund and $200,000 from the sewer fund.