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Bessemer alleys to be paved


July 22, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES on a block of Moore Street, just south of U.S. 2 on Wednesday morning. Workers are repairing water and sewer lines throughout the city. This work is in addition to the highway construction on U.S. 2.


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BESSEMER - The Bessemer City Council approved the paving of eight "maintained" alleys on Monday during its regular meeting.

"The project contract was bid out for 12 inches of gravel going down each alleyway," said Kelly Heidbrier, an engineer with C2AE. "In the process of working out these last change orders it dawned on me that by reducing that thickness it actually offset a fairly significant cost of asphalt. ... It wasn't a perfect match, but it is a very unique opportunity."

He said that it would only be 1.5 inches of asphalt and 6 inches of g...

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