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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • City to take bids on street projects Smith Addition business buyouts discussed

  • At the Montevideo City Council meeting on Monday, the council held a public hearing to discuss a list of 2013 street improvement projects for the city.
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  • At the Montevideo City Council meeting on Monday, the council held a public hearing to discuss a list of 2013 street improvement projects for the city.
    There are five street improvement projects proposed for 2013, the first three of which are part of the city's 10-year plan, with the final two being proposed due to opportunity.
    Project one, which will run along Sheridan Avenue from 11th Street to 17th Street, would involve complete excavation of the road, placement of geotextile fabric, aggregate base, a new concrete curb and gutter and plant-mixed bituminous surfacing.
    The existing 30-foot street width between 11th and 13th streets will be increased to 32 feet, where there is no parking on one side of the street. Between 13th and 17th streets, where there is parking on both sides of the street, the 36-foot width will be increased to 38 feet.
    The project is estimated to cost $565,000. It will be paid for by the city, with help from state aid, along with property assessments that are figured at $46.50 per linear foot between 11th and 13th streets, and $51.40 between 13th and 17th streets.
    Project two, which will run along Park Avenue from Ninth Street to 17th Street, proposes reconstructing the 30-foot width between 12th Street and 13th Street to a 36-foot width, and to change the width between 13th and 17th to a 42-foot width. Improvements would include geotextile fabric, aggregate base, a new curb and gutter and three and a half inches of plant-mixed bituminous surfacing.
    Six trees will have to be removed, and replacement trees will be planted.
    The project's cost is estimated to come in around $693,000. The assessment rate west of 12th Street is estimated to be $44.75 per linear foot. Between 12th Street and Seventeenth Street, it is estimated to be $51.40 per linear foot.
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