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10th Street to be resurfaced this summer

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WORTHINGTON -- Resurfacing of 10th Street from First Avenue to Ninth Avenue will be completed this summer, according to a city press release.

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The existing pavement will be removed by use of a milling machine and replaced with a new layer of pavement. Prior to the resurfacing, all curb ramps within the work area will be reconstructed to meet current standards for accessibility.

The work schedule could vary depending on changes in the availability of contractors, weather and other factors beyond the control of the city or its contractors. The approximate schedule is as follows:

- July 15: Begin curb ramp reconstruction. Work will only be allowed in one corner of an intersection at a time. Entrances to certain businesses will be affected. It is estimated that two weeks will be required to reconstruct all of the curb ramps.

- July 29: Begin surface milling. In general, 10th Street will be open to restricted traffic during milling and cleanup, but traffic will be diverted around milling operations as it progresses up and down the street. No parking will be allowed in the during blocks milling, and cleanup is planned for the day. Milling and cleanup work is estimated to take up to three working days.

- Aug. 5: Begin paving. The portion of 10th Street from First Avenue to Eighth Avenue may be closed to all traffic, and parking in multiple-block segments during the surfacing and cool-down time period. The portion of 10th Street from Eighth Avenue to Ninth Avenue will be open to alternating two-way traffic at all times during the surfacing and cool-down time period.

Surfacing work is estimated to be completed within three working days.

The contractor is not allowed to be actively performing work on 10th Street from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue on the following days: July 12 (International Festival); July 25-26 (Downtown Crazy Days); and Aug. 13 ("Crusin'" Downtown Car Show). Uncompleted work may be present on these days.

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