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Local

Streetscape work takes short holiday break

DIXON – There will be no laboring over the downtown streetscape project during the Labor Day weekend.

Crews will take a brief break before diving back into the work Tuesday as the project enters its 16th week.

According to the engineering companies:

The pouring of pavement and sidewalks on Ottawa Avenue between First and Second streets will continue next week. The block is scheduled to reopen by Sept. 15.

Crews will work to finish underground water and sanitary sewer work on Ottawa Avenue from First Street to River Street.

On First Street from Galena Avenue to Ottawa Avenue, workers will continue pouring sidewalks and start pouring pavement.

In April, the Dixon City Council awarded a contract for the streetscape work to Fischer Excavating Inc., of Freeport, for nearly $5.8 million, a portion of which will be paid for by KSB Hospital for work to a parking lot off Ottawa Avenue.

The city also contracted Wendler Engineering Services Inc. and Willett, Hofmann & Associates, for a combined $321,000, to do engineering work and planning for the project, bringing the total streetscape cost to about $6.1 million.

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