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Linton taking care of annual street maintenance

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Maintenance work began Wednesday at the corner of SE A St. and South Main St. in Linton by Dave O'Mara Contracting Inc., of North Vernon.

The blacktop was replaced in order to update the road for better water drainage.

This update was part of a project to do long-term maintenance on some of the high priority and frequently traveled roads in Linton, according to Linton Street Superintendent Tim Turpin.

Typically, the maintenance for these streets is primarily funded by the state of Indiana. This year, however funding was cut back, causing the Linton City Council, with the help of Linton Mayor John Wilkes and the county to share some of the costs of the upkeep.

"The budget is typically $60,000 to $70,000, though we don't know exactly how much our budget was cut this year," Turpin said.

Because it is a frequently traveled street for those on their way to and from school each day, NW 5th St. has also been one of the roads undergoing maintenance.

Other Linton roads and streets that have undergone re-paving and repairs are Main St., the corner of NE 6th and 7th Sts., NE 4th St., Humphreys Park, Glenburn Road, and most recently Baseline Road.

"The cooperation of the weather has been a great help to our construction team," Turpin commented. "Leaf season is quickly approaching, and the dates for the holiday trash schedules will be in the Community Notes."

Any questions can be directed to Turpin at 798-8078 or by email at turpen@cityoflinton.com .

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