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Work to finish this month on north second

Residents will experience short delays while traveling North Second Street in Ironton during the next month as construction crews finish a paving project, aiming for a smoother street.

Tuesday, December 05, 2000

Residents will experience short delays while traveling North Second Street in Ironton during the next month as construction crews finish a paving project, aiming for a smoother street.

Mountain Enterprises, an Ashland, Ky.-based paving company, was hired in June by the city to put new pavement on Ironton’s streets, Ironton Mayor Bob Cleary said.

The project was expected to be finished by the end of the summer months, but recent plan modifications placed crews on hold.

"We have just about all the paving and brick repair completed in the city," Cleary said. "Approximately four weeks ago, the paving crew milled North Second Street – on the north side of the viaduct – but had to halt the project because sill-plate protectors for the floodgates had to be built."

Although the steel plates had to be special ordered, they will enhance driving conditions to the north end of the city, the mayor said.

"The pavement through the floodgates will be about 4 inches thick," he said. "In the event we have to install the floodgates and because of the way we engineered the new plate system, it will just be a matter of unbolting these plates and the anchoring for the floodgates will be exposed."