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Herald JournalHerald Journal, April 25, 2005

More road work in Waverly

By Lynda Jensen

Waverly will once again be the scene of robust road work soon, as the city council accepted bids for one project and planned to move forward with another.

First, road crews are expected to begin reconstruction of utilities at Fifth and Seventh Streets.

Work will begin in the next several weeks to replace sanitary sewer, water, and storm sewer, along with curb and gutter, commented city engineer Barry Glienke.

Access to businesses will remain open during the construction period, he said. The project will take eight weeks.

Crews don’t need to dig as deep for this project.

The utility work will go about 10 to 12 feet deep, which is half as deep as Highway 12 work was.

The low bid of $611,012 offered by Randy Kramer Excavating of Watkins was accepted for the work.

Later in the summer, road crews are expected to slipline sanitary sewer pipes throughout the entire city, with the exception of Highway 12, Fifth and Seventh Streets, and Wright County Road 9.

“We televised everything, so we know what we’re sliplining,” Glienke said.

Sliplining is much less disruptive to residents since the road won’t be ripped up.

The current sewer lines probably date back to at least the mid-1940s, it was estimated at the city council meeting. Planning and zoning officer Adrian Duske interjected that he thought the sanitary sewer dated back to 1928.

Construction is expected to start Aug. 31 for sliplining, with the project being completed by the end of September.

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