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(Ottumwa)— Motorists in Ottumwa will see more detour signs as a result of action taken by the Ottumwa City Council Tuesday evening.

Being no objectors at a public hearing, the city council approved plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost of the North Court Street Reconstruction project. The project will run from Albany to Maple Streets and will consist of a full depth, full width PCC reconstruction.  Over the years North Court has had multiple water main breaks that have damaged large sections of North Court between Albany and Maple.  The Water Works has completed installation of a new main fromPennsylvania to Maple and have agreed to pay the amount of patch and engineering design fees.

The estimated cost of the project is 275-thousand dollars with the project to be finance through 136-thousand dollars in local option sales tax, and reallocated CIP funds totaling 54-thousand dollars.

Also during Tuesday’s  meeting, being no objectors at a public hearing, the council approved plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost for the 2013 Asphalt Street Repair program.  A number of streets on the city’s north side will received some much needed attention.

The estimated cost of the project is more than 879-thousand dollars.

And the council also approved a resolution awarding a contract for the CDBG East Maple Street reconstruction project that runs from North Jefferson to North Court Street.  The project will consist of a full depth, full width PCC replacement and involves the installation of new sanitary and or storm sewer infrastructure to separate the existing combined sewer system.

TK Concrete has been awarded a contract for the project after they submitted the best price of 710-thousand, 431-dollars.