Paving plans set for Humboldt

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Pavement patching on Highway 5 near 8th Avenue and Humboldt Public School is planned to take place in September and October following the replacement of a water main.

According to Peter Bergquist, Humboldt’s director of public works and utilities, the disruption on traffic is planned to be minimal.

“The work on Eighth Avenue is just spot repairs, they’re not as large as a repaving project so the interruption on Highway 5 will be minimized,” Berguist said, adding that the specific rerouting hasn’t been planned at this time.

“It may be the same type of detour, but it may not be as long.”

In addition to the work on Highway 5, Berguist said workers plan to pave 16th Street at the same time, which is currently receiving water main replacement. He said that this work is expected to take about a week, and detours are planned to remain in place until completion. Residents will be notified if detours change.

“We do different sections at different times so if we change signage on 16th Street we’ll let the residents know of those changes until that occurs,” he said. “They may change slightly but the detours for the general public will be to avoid 16th Street until the project is done.”

A section of Fourth Avenue on the south side of the track between Main Street and Seventh Street is also planned to be paved, with a tentative date set for August or September, along with Ninth Avenue from Ninth Street to 13th Street, and 10th Street from Eighth Avenue to Ninth Avenue.

Jessica R. Durling, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Humboldt Journal

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