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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Mill project delayed

  • A request to mill a portion of Smoky Valley Road was retracted during a county commissioner meeting on Tuesday.
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  • A request to mill a portion of Smoky Valley Road was retracted during a county commissioner meeting on Tuesday.
    Tom Kramer, public works director, said patching and overlay work is still being planned for the road, but the timing and price were inconvenient.
    “It wasn’t a bad price, but it would have put our backs against the wall,” Kramer said. “And with the oncoming season, it’s better to wait until next year.”
    The oncoming season would have affected road work, Kramer said, potentially leaving only part of the road completed by winter.
    Smoky Valley Road is also a scenic byway, and the timing of construction this year would have been at a disadvantage for motorists, Kramer said.
    Public works is planning to remove an inch of asphalt, and lay on two new layers. Kramer said patching also will take place as necessary.
    In other business:
    • Commissioners approved bids for traffic paint. White paint from Sherwin Williams was approved at a price of $40,117, yellow paint from KS Correctional Industries was approved at a price of $25,171 and glass beads were approved from McConnell and Associates at a price of $8,147.
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