Road Work Season Draws to a Close

City street crews are wrapping up projects across St. Joseph before winter arrives.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017 11:08 PM

As the weather turns colder, construction crews a wrapping up their work on city roads for the year.

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St. Joseph Public Works said they're putting the finishing touches on ongoing projects, including the Cook Road Extension.

The extension project is expected to be finished by the end of November.

The public works department said their repair season has been a success. This year they've completed 36 miles of concrete work, compared to just 22 miles in 2016. Many projects have been finished ahead of schedule.

However, while the regular work season draws to a close, crews know their work isn't over.

"Our guys are all trained up with snow removal on the trucks and driving the trucks, putting on the blades, everything. All those plans are in place. We have our salt barns filled and everything's ready to go if we have a hard winter," Public Works Assistant Director Brad McKinley said.

Typically, public works staff won't do major repairs over winter, but add they will be out filling potholes throughout the season.

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