Sumner Ave. SW to be open by week's end


A pair of Trumpeter Swan cygnets emerged from the nest this past weekend at the swan pond on the east side of Highway 169 in Humboldt. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
“Anytime you do underground work you find treasures,” Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken told the Humboldt City Council on Monday.
In the case of the Lewis Street storm sewer project, which included extensive excavation of Sumner Avenue SW, the treasures were more in the wood nickel variety than pieces of eight or gold doubloons.
“The first part was there was a pavement depth of 16-18 inches, which differed from what was expected. Workers also found a box culvert running where the new storm sewer had to be installed, so that had to be removed. Also, there was additional subdrains that had to be tied into the new storm sewer. Those were also unknown,” Goedken told the Council.
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