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Various construction around town has been ongoing over the past few months, but one project could be coming to a close soon. Finally.
Last summer, the City of Central City contracted with Diamond Engineering, based out of Grand Island, to work on a major project, replacing six blocks of pavement, some of which runs along the west side of the elementary school.

Construction crews are back at it this summer, working at the intersection of 17th Street and 15th Avenue, at the northwest corner of the elementary school campus. According to City Administrator Chris Anderson, the current construction was to have been completed last summer.

“There were a lot of problems throughout the whole project,” Anderson said. “The intersection they are working on right now did not get done in time, and didn’t want them trying to complete the project while school was in session, so they are finishing that up right now.”

Anderson said there was a construction error in part of the project, the road dipping where it was to be crowned, and as a result the City intends to withhold $100,000 of the estimated $550,000 the project was to cost.

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