Road construction project may not get finished before winter shutdown


Shelly Pope

Annie and Eli Tomal place the first of 20 brass medallions in front of The Trading Union Wednesday afternoon. The sections that the medallions are placed in are also seeded with blue glass pieces.

Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht voiced concerns in his report to the Petersburg City Council during its regular meeting Monday evening.

“The road improvement project is ongoing,” he stated. “The rain and warmer weather allowed concrete to be poured, but now it needs to stop or the road will not be paved in this phase.”

He also explained that if the roads are not paved before the winter shutdown, the city and residents of Petersburg will have to deal with gravel on these projects until next spring when the project resumes.

“There is really no way to get the pavement finish...

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