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Major city street to be closed

UNDERSIZED PIPES that run beneath 20th St. N.E. will soon be replaced by a box culvert. The road work will close the street to thru traffice for approximately two months, according to city officials.

A major Cairo thoroughfare will soon be closed to thru traffic for about two months, according to City Manager Chris Addleton.
The city council Monday night unanimously voted to accept the low bid of $154,145.28 from Southern Concrete Construction Company for the construction of box culverts under 20th St. N.E.
Addleton says the piping beneath the city street is undersized and needs to be replaced.
Phase two of the project will be the widening and resurfacing of 20th St. N.E., which is one of the city’s busiest streets and serves Eastside School. The city also plans to install curbs and gutters.
A phase three, which includes additional pipe replacement east of the school, resurfacing and widening is also on the drawing board.
“We hope work will begin within the next two weeks and will be completed in about two months. My hope would be that we have it reopened by the time school starts back,” Addleton said.
The city is investing proceeds from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to finance the project.

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