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(Neb.)-City Of Chadron Progresses Into Final Design Phase Of Stormwater Project  Listen

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 05/13/2013 10:02 AM

(CHADRON)-As the city of Chadron prepares to move forward into the final design phase regarding the upcoming stormwater project with the Leo A. Daly engineering firm, public works director Milo Rust says things will begin to take shape relatively quickly. Rust said residents have officially spoken when they voted to extend the LB840 half-a-cent sales tax, which will help fund the majority of the project. Rather than waste any time, Rust says the project is moving full steam ahead. He explains what this phase entails.
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Rust says the project will most likely start on the west end of First Street near Pine Street and move eastward toward Main St. The final design phase will cost the city $376,352, and the bidding phase to follow will cost $17,445, for a total of $393,797. Rust said when crews get to the construction engineering phase after that, that portion of the project will be brought back to the city council for review. In the meantime, he says the city will be able to appropriate the needed funds to cover the design and bidding phases of the project.
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The final design phase will begin as early as this week, when reps from Leo A. Daly will make a visit to Chadron to visit with city officials in an effort to determine…
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The stormwater project for First and Main Streets will cost the city an estimated $4 million dollars and will enable it to benefit from an approximate $6 million Third Street/Highway 20 upgrade through town by the Nebraska Department of Roads. The city will need to provide 20 percent toward that project, which will include from property line to property line a new street and sidewalks, new gutters and curbs, new street lights, and removed or refurbished retaining walls.
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