by Lisa Tome
The crews from Cirillo Brothers, are making quick work of street repair and sidewalk projects in downtown Rising Sun.
The crew wrapped up sidewalk work on Cherry Street two weekends ago putting them a few steps closer to paving projects on several of the town streets.
"They won't pave until the concrete is done. And there is still concrete work to be done," said town administrator Calvin Bonenberger. He explained that by doing all the concrete first, and paving everything at the end of the project, is a cost saving measure. That means that paving equipment can be brought in all at once and the town won't pay to have it sitting idle.
The work started in late July. Pearl Street from Queen Street to the intersection of Mount Street was completed. In that area, the curbing and sidewalk was replaced. Handicapped access was added. Patching was done.
Mount Street curbs and sidewalks were replaced from the intersection of Pearl Street to Pogue Avenue was completed. Curb and sidewalk was replaced. Work at the triangle intersection at Mount and Pearl streets was completed. ADA ramps and landscaping work was done.
Curbing and sidewalk on Cherry Street from Wilson Avenue to Queen Street was completed. On Walnut Street, milling, an overlay, patching, and striping are in the works. The sidewalk on Mount Street was replaced.
Work remaining is the drain installation on Cooper Avenue from Armstrong property to Main Street. The sidewalks on Cherry Street from Queen to Main street will be completed.
Part of the paving work will include the streets that were previously mentioned. Another area which will receive new blacktop is Valley View in the area of the recent water main breaks. Cherry Street will also be paved in its entirety. This project was added within the past few weeks.