Resurfacing the roadways in the Violet Hill Cemetery, including Eighth Street, is underway this week. The streets are among the final stretches of Perry roadways to be repaired as part of the 60-block, $1 million project by OMG Midwest-Des Moines Asphalt and Paving.
Financing for the hot-mix asphalt project came from two sources: local option sales tax (LOST) revenues covered about $860,000 of the cost. The remaining $155,000 was paid by road use tax funds. Perry’s LOST was passed by voters in 2010 and renewed in 2017.
Perry residents last enjoyed a similar 45-block overlay project in the summer 2016 at a cost of $810,000.
In other Perry street news, final tests and punch-list items are all the city needs to open the new extension of 28th Street northward to McKinley Street east of the Rowley Masonic Community.
The infrastructure project also included a sewer connection to the Perrywood Apartments project.
The Perry City Council let a $225,000 contract in May to the Slater-based Absolute Group for the construction of the 28th Street extension, which involves 2,000 square yards of sub-grade preparation and sub-base, 1,800 square yards of Portland cement concrete, utility adjustments, grading and other associated work.