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October 29, 2013

Seventh Avenue project reaches crossroads

Corsicana — A crucial piece in the Seventh Avenue reconstruction project will get underway within the week, as crews start the intersection of Seventh Avenue at 15th Street.

“With the weather we had this weekend, and it’s supposed to rain Wednesday or Thursday, so it could possibly be late this week, but probably next week,” said Darwin Myers, area engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation.

The work on the busy intersection will impact drivers in Corsicana because traffic won’t be able to cross through the intersection north and south for about a week while the work is underway. Cars will still be able to make right turns onto Seventh, and the city streets at Sixth and Eighth will remain open to cross traffic, allowing access to the businesses at that intersection from the rear.

“They plan to build that middle section within a week’s time, to get the subgrade and concrete poured,” Myers explained. “That will speed up the 15th Street construction.”

The rest of the Seventh Avenue project between 15th and Beaton streets is also coming along. The contractors are working on the center section of the road now, and the lime was just put out, so paving should be coming up in a couple more weeks. Once the center section is finished, then the east-bound traffic will be moved onto the finished lane, and they’ll rebuild the east-bound lane in the same fashion as the center was done.

The project was undertaken to fix some severe drainage problems on Texas Highway 31 as it passes through Corsicana. Most of the underground work has been done, except for a culvert to be placed underneath the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on Main Street. To install the culvert, the crews will bore underneath the tracks and push the box culvert in as they tunnel, Myers said.

“That’s scheduled to start next week,” he said. “That’s another piece of tying all the drainage together at Main Street.”

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via email at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “soundoff” to this article? Email: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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