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New Auburn meeting will focus on future street work

October 16th, 2008

What will New Auburn’s streets look like in the future? That will be the focus of a public meeting in New Auburn Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall. The public is invited.

Justin Black, engineer with SEH of Gaylord, will report on proposed improvements to New Auburn’s streets. SEH had conducted a comprehensive street inventory in July. The purpose of next week’s meeting is to receive feedback from New Auburn residents about what type of improvements they would like to their streets, Black explained.

According to Black, several different improvements are being proposed, depending on the condition of the streets. These improvements include seal coating, mill and overlay, and reconstruction. Curb and gutter work and utility replacement are not being proposed as part of the project, Black said.

SEH is also proposing to widen some of New Auburn’s streets. Some streets are proposed to be widened to 20 feet. The street width now varies from 16-20 feet, according to Black.

A cost estimate is not determined because it would be based on the number of streets and the type of work that is completed, Black explained. New Auburn’s City Council is determining the length of the project, he said, but construction could begin as early as next summer.

New Auburn has not had any major street work for about 20 years.

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