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Ash Street work begins Monday

Repairs and construction on Ash Street in Hillsboro will force some closures of the street, City Administrator Larry Paine said Friday.

The project will involve complete concrete replacement of some stretches of the street from First Street to about 300 feet north of Third Street. In other places, the street will be overlaid with asphalt.

Construction will begin Monday, with a deadline of 40 working days. With good weather, the project could be completed at the beginning of July, Paine said.

While the street is closed, there will be a detour onto Main Street through the parking lot of the former AMPI building, but the city doesn’t want heavy truck traffic going that route.

Paine said he would encourage farm trucks to take Adams Street from U.S. 56 to D Street, and D Street to Ash Street to reach Cooperative Grain and Supply from the north. Farmers arriving from the west will be encouraged to go to D Street and north on Ash Street to reach the co-op.

The city will pay for the project entirely with federal grant funds.

Last modified May 5, 2010