Hamlet’s Railroad Street Project Experiences Slight Delay

The Town of Hamlet is still waiting for the start of its Railroad Street project. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council Wednesday that the contractor is behind on its projects, due to recent weather. “He told me the paver is talking about the middle of July, so as soon as I get a firm schedule on when they could be here with the asphalt, then we’ll back everything up,” Nagai explained.

The project will involve repaving Railroad Street from Jefferson to Starke streets. The road surface will be widened in certain areas, to bring the street to a consistent width. Hamlet received a Community Crossings grant from the state to cover 75 percent of the cost.