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South Third Street Bridge needs $114K overhaul

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY North and southbound traffic proceeds on the South Third Street bridge Tuesday. On Monday night, the city council authorized construction of a $114,000 repair project.

Marshalltown city councilors approved a $114,000 repair project for the South Third Street bridge at Monday night’s city council meeting.

Engineer Jay Koch of the public works department said the repair will require three to four weeks of work and some lanes of traffic may be closed for repairs. However, the bridge will not be closed.

The project will include concrete panel removal, joint repair, neoprene gland installation and testing, install rock flume, granular fill and riprap revetment.

Bids are due to the city clerk no later than 10 a.m. March 3.

At-large councilor Gary Thompson asked Koch if contractors would have time to submit bids by the due date, to which Koch replied “Yes.”

T-R PHOTO BY JANINE ERMAN Marshalltown public works department engineer Jay Koch listens to city councilor comments on the South Third Street bridge repair project Monday night.

It was unclear when the project will start. The estimated completion date is July 1.

A public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 in council chambers on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and the estimated costs of improvements.

The council will meet in chambers at 5:30 p.m on Feb. 24 for the purpose of hearing all objections to the project.

For more information, contact the public works department at 641-754-5734.

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Contact Mike Donahey at 641-753-6611 or mdonahey@timesrepublican.com.