Knox Street Department Preps for Community Crossing Projects

Knox Street Superintendent Jeff Borg informed Board of Works members last Wednesday that crews are currently preparing the city’s roadways for some upcoming Community Crossings work.

Borg explained, “The process is consisting of measuring and ordering manhole riser rings, edging the streets and then getting them ready for the asphalt.”

Borg said he’s been in touch with the Reith-Riley, the company that will be performing mill and fill and asphalt overlay work. They told him they may be able to perform the work as soon as the end of April.

As a reminder, the City of Knox was awarded approximately $346,138 through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program last fall.

A portion of the funding will be put toward a preservation process that will help rejuvenate and subsequently maintain the pavement on several city streets.

According to figures previously provided by Mayor Dennis Estok, Reith-Riley crews will be conducting a $166,250 mill and fill project. Work will be done on various sections of Henry Drive, McGill Street, Carlson Drive, Evelyn Drive, Edgewood Drive and Clabaugh Drive, aka “Redskin Trail”.

In addition to that work, a $157,875 asphalt overlay project will be performed on portions of Corey Drive, South Fisher Street, Ellis Street, South Roosevelt Road, West Delaware Street and East Washington Street.