Final touches made on First Avenue resurfacing, lane changes

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Workers with All-Star Concrete construct concrete aprons around manhole covers on First Avenue Tuesday.


Having resurfaced First Avenue with hot-mix asphalt, workers with Des Moines Asphalt and Paving repainted the three-lane roadway this week.

One of the crew members said the durability of the striping depends on the volume of traffic. He said three- to five years is a typical repainting schedule for many municipalities, “but it depends on city budgets,” he said.

Along with the new lane configuration, workers with Ankeny-based All-Star Concrete constructed concrete aprons around the manhole covers in the center lane of First Avenue Tuesday. The concrete provides a more stable seat for the manhole tops.

Side-street resurfacing continues around Perry, with north Sixth Street currently receiving full-depth patching near Pattee Street and hot-mix asphalt planned all the way north to Paul Street.

Des Moines Asphalt and Paving is expected to finish resurfacing to city parking lot at Second and Pattee streets before moving to another job for the month of July and returning in August to complete the Perry project.

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