Crosswalk Repairs Set for Next Week, 1st Street Will Be Closed During Repairs

Crosswalk Repairs Set for Next Week, 1st Street Will Be Closed During Repairs

Visitors to downtown Dixon next week will have to contend with the closure of 1st Street at Hennepin due to repairs to the crosswalk.

At the special meeting Tuesday morning the council approved the contract for Twin City’s Construction to repair the buckled crosswalk.  Public Works Director Matt Heckman said Twin City’s happened to be in town now and they gave the low bid of $17,745.

In order to do the work they will tear up the crosswalk and a cement panel and then replace them.  Heckman said the closure will last for about 4 days, but, commuters will have some access to businesses between Hennepin and Galena Avenues.

Heckman also assured the council he did not believe the crosswalk buckling was a harbinger of things to come for other crosswalks.  Heckman said buckling happens for different reasons and each crosswalk in the downtown is unique with some shaded more by the buildings.

The city said it was important to have this repair completed before Petunia Festival. City Manager Dan Langloss said it would prevent someone tripping and hurting themselves on the damaged area which could lead to the city facing a lawsuit.

In other business the city approved the emergency waste water expense for a roots rotary blower replacement at the sewer plant.  The const is listed at just over $25,000.