Road crews busy at 11th, McKinley streets by Wiese Park

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Eleventh Street is closed north of Warford Street for resurfacing.


The resurfacing of some 60 blocks of side streets in Perry continued this week, with 11th Street north of Warford Street and McKinley Street west of 14th Street currently closed for repaving.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area and to use caution nearby.

Concrete repairs — including partial-depth and full-depth patching — also continued this week on First Avenue (Iowa Highway 144) north of Willis Avenue, where motorists are similarly urged to use caution as traffic-control devices and lane configurations are changed with the progress of the work.

The minor disruptions of traffic caused by Des Moines Asphalt and Paving work crews are limited primarily to daylight hours, according to the Perry City Hall.

The repaving and reconfiguration of First Avenue is fully funded by the Iowa Department of Transportation and costs Perry residents nothing in city taxes. The 60-block overlay project on Perry’s side streets, also to be done by Des Moines Asphalt, will be paid for with Local Option Sales Tax and Road Use Tax funds.

For more information about the public works projects, call the Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481 or Jacob Ahrens with Bolton and Menk Inc. at 515-233-6100.

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