Paver project finishes up

The city has wrapped up a street improvement project along Third and Washington streets by replacing aging concrete pavers.

The $54,000 project resulted placement of new concrete pavers after the ones installed in 1990 started to deteriorate, said Dave Hayward, executive director of public works/city engineer.

The old concrete pavers had used three inches of sand on top of a concrete base and the bricks were starting to shift, Hayward said. The new pavers have a concrete base, along with asphalt, and are expected to last 25 years, he said.

Hayward said it was important to get the concrete pavers replaced before the winter since they could have caused potential issues for motorists.

He said old concrete pavers at Seventh and Washington streets still are in good shape.