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Bessemer alleys to be paved


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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 grave...

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