Work continuing on Sumner Avenue Hill

Workers from Denver Underground and Iowa Wall Sawing cut through pavement on Sumner Avenue SW Wednesday morning. Dismantling and removing a large, abandoned box culvert has delayed the storm sewer installation project across the main-traveled road. Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken said the street may continue to be closed through this weekend (June 3-4). Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

Work continued on Sumner Avenue SW Wednesday morning as workers from Denver Underground of Denver and subcontractor Iowa Wall Sawing of Independence saw cut the pavement on the street. According to Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken, as with any underground construction project, there are some "hidden treasures. This one just happened to be a rather large abandoned concrete box culvert that was running right where we were going to install the new storm sewer. There has been some significant time added to the project because of its removal." Goedken said the street may have be closed through this weekend (June 4). "There was also more pavement to be removed than we thought, as the street was 18 inches thick," the city administrator said.
See more information on city government and local construction projects in The Humboldt Independent.

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