Paving set to begin on East Wabash today

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Crews plan to begin paving East Wabash Avenue today as work continues on the project, street commissioner Scott Hesler said.

The paving should be complete by Saturday weather permitting, Hesler told members of the Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday.

Crews from Crawfordsville-based Price Excavating have been on the job since Friday to finish the work, which began in late June. The city switched contractors on the project after weeks of delays.

The board tabled an agreement with Indianapolis-based DC Construction Services to terminate the contract as lawyers finalize the details. A vote is expected next week.

The project is funded through the state’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Program, with the city matching half of the funds.

The city is rushing to have the street reopened so that CSX Transportation can begin a project on the Market Street rail crossing. That project is scheduled to close the crossing for five days.

In other business, the board approved a quote for a new ambulance stretcher loading system and automatic CPR device from Stryker Corp. in the amount of $44,026.30.

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