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Things are starting to cool down and snow is in the forecast again, so our crews are ramping up for the winter. The shop is installing sanders in dump trucks and mounting plows. The road department is trying to wrap up the paving season. Sheridan Ave. between Amherst and Floral will be complete the week of the 18th then they will move to the Civic Center to pave the area where the Water company installed a new line across the north lot. The crew will try to get rural roads graded prior to the frost setting in.
The water shop finished Sheridan Ave. and has moved to the Civic Center north parking lot. This project will also wrap up this week. Temporary water connections to homes and businesses would only be a problem from here on out so the construction crew will head back out to the Big Hole Transmission line and continue installing the 36 inch main. The I-15 crossing project is down to the final few things to complete the job. H&H has done a great job on this project.
Metro crews are doing some investigation CCTV for some of our next year projects. We are hoping to get started on a storm sewer project this fall, but we along with everyone else in the world are hoping we can get our pipe orders filled. They continue to do upgrades on our existing manholes and catch basins.
The new county shop is still trying to wrap up. We are getting close to the finish line. Jerry and Tom are still trying to get everything inside out of the weather before we can’t find it and they are both still organizing the buildings.
The Water Treatment department is praying for snow to refill all our reservoirs. Jim Dennehy and his staff are looking into some upgrades at the Moulton plant along with Moulton dam and Basin Creek dam. It is the same with the Metro Treatment Plant. Bill and his crew are looking at upgrades to the press building and working on the SCADA systems at our lift stations.
Mark NearyPublic Works Director