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Downtown roads get routine maintenance


September 5, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

Workers with Angelo Luppino Construction resurface a block of South Suffolk Street with asphalt in downtown Ironwood, Wednesday as part of the city's routine street maintenance.


Ironwood - The ride through downtown Ironwood should be a bit smoother now after two blocks got a new layer of asphalt Wednesday.

The resurfacing of one block of East Aurora Street and one block of South Suffolk Street is part of the city's routine street maintenance, according to Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson.

"They mill off the existing asphalt - about two inches - and then they put down a new asphalt surface," Erickson said.

The block of Aurora Street is between Suffolk Street and South Norfolk Street. The block of Suffolk Street is between Aurora Street and East McLeod Avenue.

The old asphalt was removed last week, according to Erickson, with the paving completed Wednesday. Any street painting or markings will likely be completed in a week or so.

The city contracted Angelo Luppino Construction, of Iron Belt, Wisconsin, to do the resurfacing work for roughly $42,000.

Along with the two blocks downtown, Erickson said the project also includes one block of Sunnyside Avenue near Lowell Street and about half a block of Oak Street east of Alfred Wright Boulevard.

"(These blocks) were some of the worst ones," Erickson said. "Again, it's not a really big project this year, but a couple smaller locations that were in really bad shape."


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