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City provides road paving update

Staff Report

Wabash Mayor Scott A. Long provided updates on a number of city paving projects, according to a Wednesday press release.

On Friday, July 12, Stitt Street between Cass and Wabash streets will be milled for repaving. Paving will occur the week of Monday, July 15.

On Monday, July 15, South Wabash Street will be milled for repaving, with paving beginning thereafter.

The city will close Smith Street at Miami and Wabash streets during paving. Access to businesses on Smith Street, including Riverfront Sweets, Welding Services and Poole Foods, between Cass and Wabash streets will be via Cass Street.

There will be temporary closures of South Wabash Street at times during paving. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic to either the Huntington Street Bridge or Carroll Street Bridge, during the period of paving in the intersection of Wabash, Miami and Smith streets when the time comes. Business access on South Wabash Street during paving will be restricted temporarily.

Norfolk Southern Railroad has advised the city that they will be closing Wabash, Allen, Spring and East streets beginning Monday, July 15 for crossing replacement. This will mean that Indiana 13 will be detoured to Indiana 15 through the city. Indiana 15 to Fulton Street to Miami Street and south to the Wabash Street Bridge will be the preferred detour route due to the milling and paving on South Wabash Street.

Alber Street on the north side of the city is scheduled to be completed and reopen to traffic by Wednesday, July 24.

“While this will create an inconvenience, the paving projects should be completed by the middle of the following week of Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26,” stated Long. “Once Wabash Street paving is completed, the city will mill and pave Miami Street from the Wabash and Smith streets intersection to just north of Water Street at the railroad spur crossing in the upcoming weeks.”