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May 8, 2014

Street repairs continue on Seventh Street

DUNCAN — The City of Duncan closed Seventh Street south of Elm Avenue to make repairs to the street.

This is the second stage of the Seventh Street repair project, which began April 14. The first stage, which lasted about a week, closed Seventh Street between Bois d’Arc to Sycamore Avenue. The latest stage closes the street from about Mulberry to Elm.

Although local access to properties is being maintained, other motorists should seek alternative routes while the project is underway.

“They’re about finished,” Scott Vaughn, Duncan Public Works director, said. “We’re on the last one (concrete patching) and we should be done this week.”

When the street employees finish with concrete patch work, they are slated to begin asphalt work, Vaughn said. He said the street employees try to be efficient when working with concrete or asphalt. If a spot needs patch work near an area being worked on, the street crew makes an effort to fix that spot, too.

“We try to set a priority, based on street class and severity,” Vaughn said.

He said water main breaks also help determine the priority of an area, along with how frequently a roadway is traveled.

Although the concrete patchwork is nearing completion, Vaughn said it won’t be long and the Street Department will begin asphalt work.

“We do street repairs year round,” Vaughn said. “Unless you drive in an area we’re working on, you might not know we’re out there.”

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