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McPherson City Commission Notes: Public Works Director Provides Update on City Projects


MCPHERSON, Kan. – In his weekly progress report on current projects, McPherson Public Works Director Jeff Woodard said about 95 percent of the Deerfield Senior Living sanitary sewer project is complete, with a few laterals still to be finished.

Meanwhile, on the Maxwell Street reconstruction, the crushed concrete base is done, with the asphalt contractor scheduled to arrive sometime this week. Street Department crews have given this project top priority with personnel diverted from the reconstruction of Skancke Street. The last half of the street on that project was placed last Thursday, with small pieces of the street, curb, and gutter remaining to be completed.

Good progress was also reported on the South Walnut CDBG reconstruction, with the rock base now finished and curb and gutter placement underway.

Thanks largely to last week’s heavy rainfall events, very little work could be done on Phase II of the Lakeside Park bank restoration project, with water having to be pumped all week. Fencing for Phase II was able to be placed.

McPherson City Commissioners approved a second change order on the South Walnut reconstruction project. This change order, which adds just over $1700 to the final cost, involves the removal of a tree in the 800 block of South Walnut that was not included in the original plans.