Humboldt preparing to pave roads

HUMBOLDT — Paving crews will be coming to Humboldt within “about a week or two,” said director of public works and utilities Peter Bergquist.

The paving will be conducted on Third Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, Sixth Avenue between 12th and 17th Streets following concrete work, Ninth Avenue between 13th and 16th street, the 2100 block of Ninth Street, and Canada Place cul de sac.

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The paving work is one of several projects already underway for Humboldt’s streets this summer. Road work is set to take place on Main Street north of 12th Avenue before it’s paved, said Bergquist, as well as manhole repairs at the intersections of Ninth Street and 12th Avenue.

Peck Road south of Fourth Avenue is also currently closed for clay capping and rebuilding, Bergquist said.

“That road will be in much better condition than it was in the past” upon completion in a couple of weeks, he said.

The ongoing road closure along Seventh Street from Fifth to Eighth Avenue beside the Humboldt Museum, may be lifted the week of Aug. 5, Bergquist said. However, work will be underway there for another six weeks.

Seventh Street from Fifth to Eighth Avenue will “remain gravel until the following year when they get asphalt,” said Bergquist.

“We do that because we want to make sure that it settles properly. If there's any issues we see them through the first freeze-thaw cycle, and then we don't have to dig through brand new asphalt.”

“We appreciate people’s patience when we're rebuilding this infrastructure. We can understand the inconvenience it creates. We look forward to less inconveniences moving into the future with replaced infrastructure,” said Bergquist.

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