Crews continue to pave 6.5 miles of streets in Bedford, despite weather delays

BEDFORD – Flynn & Sons on Tuesday morning, continue to pave several streets throughout the City of Bedford after rain delayed crews yesterday.

Crews from Flynn and Sons pave 7th Street Tuesday morning

According to David Flinn Bedford Street Commissioner, a total of 6.5 miles of streets are slated to be paved this summer. The $780,535 project includes the paving of 14 streets, with $413,033 from the Community Crossings Grant. The project was a 50/50 match. The Bedford Redevelopment contributed $100,000 toward the project.

“Other than the weather, the project continues to be going well, the weather forecast next week may put us behind. There are some streets that require a little bit more attention. For example, Bailey Scales Road should allow us to be able to go through one time, whereas other streets require us to make two passes in laying down asphalt,” said Flynn.

29th Street was paved last week.

River Bluff Road, 29th Street from State Road 37 to Washington Avenue, 28th and 25th streets from Mitchell Road to Washington Avenue have already been paved.

Streets that are scheduled to be milled and paved this week include Bailey Scales Road, April Lane to State Road 58, N Street from State Road 58 to Peerless Road, 7th Street from Lincoln Avenue to I Street, 12th Street from Oak Manor to L Street, 14th Street from T Street to H Street, and Fairground Lane are all scheduled to be paved this week. Weather delays may delay the completion of this project.

The remaining streets to be milled and paved include 17th from A Street to Hawthorne, 19th Street from N to M Street, 19th from Washington Avenue to N Street, 22nd Street from M Street to H Street, and H Street from 22nd to 25th Streets will be paved next week unless weather delays the schedule.

” This is probably one of the largest paving projects the city has undertaken in its history,” said Flinn.

The city of Bedford will continue to keep residents informed about the project which requires motorists to slow down while crews work and keep them safe. “We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and for moving their vehicles while this project is being completed. We especially want to that the public for safely working around our crews.”

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