Bridge work done on Jay Avenue

By Hank Lohmeyer


Bridge work done on Jay Avenue | Cedaredge, Bridge

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer The Cedaredge Public Works Department reported to the town board on completion of the Jay Avenue Bridge project.

In a report to the town board, the Cedaredge Public Works Department reports that the Jay Avenue bridge opened for Memorial Day weekend. Town staff, contractors, and the engineer met on-site on June 6 to discussing striping issues, the report stated.

At the town water treatment plant, as time allows, the public crew has been assisting at the water plant in reclassifying one of the filters. To date the town has installed three layers of media. It is also getting quotes to update and replace the turbidity sensors and readouts, which will take place later this year. As the snow melts, staff will soon start riding the raw water lines checking for leaks.

At the town sewer plant, the report states that the new plant has now been online for a full year. This past year there has been quite a learning curve. There have been a few bumps, which were to be expected, but for the most part everything has been running very smoothly. Veris Environmental is scheduled to be onsite this week to evaluate the sludge holding ponds to give the town a good estimate on how much is in there and how much it will cost to remove it. The town has $75,000 budgeted in 2017 for this task. This is something that will have to be performed annually.

In town, public works crews have been extremely busy lately with annual in-town maintenance. Crews started early with weed spraying and this will be an ongoing project throughout the summer. They are now spending quite a bit of time mowing shoulders and open areas. The department has also gone through about half of its cold patch material filling potholes. Residents are asked to drive around town and report any potholes.