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City to spend $1.1 M on upgrades for Maple & LaForest streets, Oliver St. put on hold

Submitted by on July 19, 2019 – 12:28 amNo Comment

The City of Alpena will be spending $1.1 million on infrastructure upgrades to sections of Maple Street and LaForest Avenue.

Another expensive project for Oliver Street has been put on hold until fall 2020 or spring or summer of 2021.

More than $666,000 will be spent this fall to reconstruct approximately two-and-a-half bocks of Maple Street, between Third Avenue and Washington Avenue. The project includes new water and sewer pipes, curb and gutter, slope restoration, paving and related work.

The Maple Street project has been on the city’s radar for more than 5 years but was previously delayed in favor of other projects or emergency repairs.

Another approximate $434,000 will be spent in spring of next year to replace water and sewer lines underneath a section of LaForest Avenue, between Ripley Boulevard and Oliver Street. The city engineering department made a change and decided to do this project in advance of improvements to Oliver Street since it supports that project.

The Oliver Street project also includes new water and sewer pipes, from LaForest to Fourth Avenue.