BY ANDY TAYLOR
Cherryvale city residents will want to take note of a street improvement program that is expected to begin today (Thursday) and continue through Thursday.
The street overlay program involves milling of the existing surface layer and application of an asphalt layer on North Montgomery, from Third Street north to the SKO Railroad tracks, and Fourth Street, from Galveston to Olive streets.
Blevins Asphalt Construction Company of Mount Vernon, Mo., was the firm selected to perform the project. The project is partially financed through a Kanas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. The State of Kansas will contribute $100,000 in grant funds while the City of Cherryvale has pledged $100,893 of taxpayer money for the project.
Wade Webber, city superintendent, said the biggest challenge for the work crews is keeping leaves off the streets that are targeted for new asphalt.
“I think it’s going to be a nightmare trying to keep the leaves away, but we’ll have guys with leaf blowers working ahead of the asphalt machine,” he said.