Railroad Street Construction to Start After County Fair

Upgrades to Railroad Street in Hamlet will have to wait until after the Starke County Fair. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council Tuesday that all the contracts have been signed, and paving contractor Mark Milo tentatively plans to start the week after the fair.

Nagai said materials have been ordered and dry wells have been made. Nagai plans to meet with Milo in the coming days to take one more look at the site.

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.