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Monday chip seal project covers quarter of town

GRANGEVILLE — Approximately a quarter-section of Grangeville will undergo a chip seal project starting Monday, July 27.

Contractor Herco of Lewiston will conduct the $179,670 project on all paved streets in the southwest corner of town; generally in an area south from Main Street between E and Idaho streets.

Work will entail residents not parking on the street for the duration of the project, which will complete Friday, July 31. Crews will be sweeping residual rock chips through the following week.

This is a significantly large chip seal project for Grangeville, according to public works director Jeff McFrederick, being conducted under a new work schedule that now sets these projects every other year.

“My plan is, due to our aging streets in this town, to put some money in reserve,” he said, so instead of conducting a $150,000 chip seal project every year to do $250,000 projects every other year, banking that $50,000 for future street projects. As well, conducting a larger project gives the city a better chance at lower bids and potentially allows for extra chip sealing work to be completed.

This year, the city plans to chip seal approximately 113,000 square yards.


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