At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council approved a request for approval for the reconstruction of the intersection of Ashland Avenue and N. 11th Street.

The intersection needs to be reconstructed from the middle of the intersection of Ashland to south of N. 11th St. “There are several issues that city staff has tried to remedy over the years and they need to address these issues with actual construction of the intersection,” Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois said.

Pubic Works Superintendent Dave Van Ryswyk spoke some about the intersection at the meeting Monday night.

“The intersection took a pretty bad hit during the weather this past winter. We don’t have to tear out the whole intersection. There are some pretty good panels on the north side, it’s the south side onto N. 11th St. that needs construction,” Van Ryswyk said.

G.M. Builders and Son run by Andy McNeish will do the reconstruction of the intersection with the goal of having it done before the start of school in late August. This is due to the intersection being in close proximity to a school, Van Allen Elementary School.

McNeish was at the meeting Monday night and said there’s a church parking lot that he needs to patch first and then he could do the intersection re-construction, which would be in 2-4 weeks.

G.M. Builders and Son quoted the City of Chariton $33,560 to reconstruct the intersection and Liegois said the total cost of the project won’t exceed this amount. This cost is for all materials, machines and labor from G.M. Builders and Son and the project will be paid from the street department’s roadway maintenance line item from the city budget.

Read the July 18, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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