PLATTSMOUTH – Plattsmouth officials plan to patch things up for the residents this year, and beyond.

The City Council on Monday evening approved several street patching projects for 2019, plus others in the city’s six-year road plan.

The top priority, according to the Public Works Department, will involve 2,518 square feet of patching on South 15th Street from Old Highway 34 to 17th Avenue. The next priority will be patching totaling 3,608 square feet on Third Avenue from 12th Street to Hillcrest Drive.

Other projects planned include 4,171 square feet of patchwork on North 22nd Street from Avenue B to Avenue D and 3,044 square feet of patching on Elizabeth Drive from Queens Way to Earl’s Court. Also planned is patchwork on Queen’s Way from Avenue I to Elizabeth Drive.

Also on the list this year is an asphalt overlay project on East Main Street from River Road East covering 1,100 lineal feet and pavement repair and asphalt overlay on Queen’s Way from Whitman Avenue to Elizabeth Drive.

Among some of the more major jobs in the six-year plan is the Smith Avenue project from Race Street to 16th Avenue involving pavement construction and reconstruction with storm sewer improvements. Another project will occur on Avenue A from Seventh to Sixth streets and from Washington Avenue from Seventh to 10th streets. In both cases, the work will involve asphalt milling and resurfacing with base repair and curb inlet reconstruction.

Following the meeting, words of praise were heaped on the recently-completed Lincoln Avenue drainage project.

“It’s beautiful now, a tremendous improvement,” Mayor Paul Lambert said.

Councilman Terry Kerns described the area prior to the work as a “mess” as people were using the adjacent ditch for dumping items.

According to Lambert, the work involved the installation of a storm sewer along some 400 feet near the street.

Melvin Sudbeck Homes, Inc. was the contractor. The specific work involved constructing storm sewer area inlets and a manhole, a storm sewer pipe, ditch embankment and grading, clearing and grubbing of work area, permanent seeding and site restoration.

“Now, it’s a nice grassy area,” Kerns said.

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