Council awards paving contract

Parts of 17 Fort Dodge streets will be repaved this year under a contract worth more than $900,000 awarded by the City Council Monday evening.

The council voted unanimously to hire Fort Dodge Asphalt to do the work at a cost of $929,942.94.

The company was the sole bidder.

The following streets will be repaved under the contract awarded by the City Council:

  • Eighth Avenue North between Eighth and Ninth streets
  • Ninth Street between Seventh Avenue North and First Avenue South
  • Second Street Northwest between Third Avenue Northwest and Hawkeye Avenue
  • Third Avenue Northwest between First and Second streets northwest
  • First Street Northwest between Third and Seventh avenues northwest
  • Fourth Avenue Northwest between First and Second streets northwest
  • Sixth Avenue Northwest between First and Second streets northwest
  • Seventh Avenue Northwest between First and Second streets northwest
  • Avenue C from Kenyon Road to G Street
  • Central Avenue between 12th and 15th streets
  • 20th Street between First and Second avenues north
  • First Avenue North between 20th and 21st streets
  • 21st Street between First and Second avenues north
  • 11th Avenue South between 17th and 22nd streets
  • North 22nd Street from the 1600 block to 25th Avenue North
  • 25th Avenue North between 22nd and 32nd streets
  • Portions of Midway Boulevard

Councilman Kim Alstott asked if a better way to prevent vehicles from driving onto newly paved streets could be used. He said that when parts of North Seventh Street were recently repaved, ”at least 40-some cars” drove over the road cones and onto the fresh asphalt.

”This isn’t anything new,” he said. ”This is constant.”

Mayor Matt Bemrich said using a different traffic control procedure would probably add cost to paving contracts.

The city staff was directed to look into the possibility of using another method to block newly paved streets and report back to the council.