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Areas of Brazil under construction

Friday, October 7, 2011

Knust Excavating workers, Troy Fraiser and Chris Hayes, work on a new tunnel form for section of the collapsed tunnel.
Areas of Brazil to receive upkeep include stretches of roads and Pogues Run.

Wabash Valley Asphalt, starting next week, will pave sections of Vandalia, Davis, Olive and Lenox streets.

According to Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen, the paving process will start on Tuesday, with the roads being milled.

McQueen said paving will start Wednesday and most likely will be finished by Thursday evening.

"They're going to start in Edgewood, on Vandalia," McQueen said. "What they do is they have all their equipment in one location, so they'll finish the project there, then they'll move all their equipment over to Olive, Davis and Lenox."

During the paving, the streets will be condensed into one lane with city officials on hand to direct traffic.

McQueen said these roads are being paved because there are replaced water lines under the area, so the city won't have to worry about needing to get under the roads to replace lines anytime soon.

The city's plan is to continue upgrading the water lines and paving roads as funds become available.

Another area of Brazil that is receiving upkeep is Pogues Run, a storm sewer tunnel that begins east of Vandalia Street and runs along Short Street before it empties out north of White Rock Road, near Birch Creek.

In May, a section of the tunnel collapsed, which created a sinkhole.

Knust Excavating started on the project in June, with PDF Inc., building the forms to rebuild the tunnel.

Construction started Monday, and according to Michael Knust, the job should be done by the end of next week.

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