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Several Salisbury streets set to be repaved

SALISBURY — Over coming months, Salisbury motorists can expect to weave through plenty of street repaving projects, thanks to a $337,900 contract approved Tuesday.
Salisbury City Council awarded the contract to APAC Atlantic Inc. of Salisbury, which was the low bidder out of five companies. Other bids ranged from $384,940 to $478,020 for the estimated 3,700 tons of asphalt.
Also included in the contractor’s price is the raising of manhole covers and valve boxes and the milling of 15,000 square yards at 1.5 inches.
“We have a good bid,” city staff member Craig Powers told council. He put the price of asphalt at about $81.80 per ton.
Here are the streets to be paved before the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2015):
• Liberty Street, from Main to Fulton streets.
• Maxwell Street, from Brownrigg Road to 13th Street.
• 13th Street, from Maxwell to Main streets.
• Arlington Street, from East Innes Street to the bridge, all five lanes.
• Arlington Street, from the bridge to Old Concord Road, only the eastern-most lane.
• Church Street, from West Bank to West Kerr streets.
• Park Avenue, from North Long Street to the end of pavement.
• Harrison Street, from Main Street to Lincolnton Road.
• Industrial Avenue, from Jake Alexander Boulevard to Old Wilkesboro Road.
Powers said he will meet with the contractor to determine a schedule for the paving.
In other city business Tuesday, council recognized the Rowan Little League 10-and-under girls softball team which won the Southeastern Championship in Clarksville, Tenn., this summer.
The team won district and state titles on the way to the regional championship.
Team members included Emily Cipolla, Kaylin Dowling, Allison Ennis, Kary Hales, Chloe Harris, Morgan Humble, Caylie Keller, Bentli Meadows, Megyn Spicer, Kenadi Sproul, Taylor Walton, Ellie Wilhelm, and Ellen Yang.
The team’s manager was Steve Yang, and coaches were Rob Hales and Eric Dowling. Each team member received a certificate and handshakes from all the City Council members.
In other matters, council:
• Approved the closing of an alley in the 100 block of West Cemetery Street. The closing is in connection to construction of a new central office for Rowan-Salisbury City Schools.
• Approved the closing of a portion of Kentucky and Hillsboro streets. These unimproved rights of way were sections of streets only on paper, City Engineer Wendy Brindle said, though they did show up on city maps.

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