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Paving projects set

September 15, 1998|By KERRY LYNN FRALEY

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Motorists should be prepared for detours over the next several weeks as the City of Martinsburg takes care of its annual paving projects.

Work on the 11 Martinsburg streets on this year's list - ranked in order of need - was scheduled to start Monday in the area of Church and Wilson streets, said City Engineer Michael M. Covell.

Repairs and prep work will be done before any paving begins, Covell said.

The Martinsburg City Council awarded the $354,334 paving contract to Jefferson Asphalt Products Company, Inc., Covell said.

That figure doesn't include an additional $5,118 for paving the in-line skating rink at Oatesdale Park, a project that the council approved at its Sept. 10 meeting, he said.

The council voted that money for that portion of the paving would come from the city's Recreation Tourism Capital Reserve Fund.

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Streets will be paved in the following order: South Church Street; West Burke Street; Liberty Street; New York Avenue; Red Hill Road; Rocky Lane; North Kentucky Avenue; Lovelace Way; Hooge Street; Second Street; and Wilson Street

Also on the list for paving are the parking areas near Lambert and War Memorial Park pools, and the gravel entrance to the Little League field at Oatesdale Park, Covell said.

The work will be done by two crews, one filling potholes, doing road repairs and raising manhole lids, and the other following with paving, he said.

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