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Bemidji City Council: City to consider street project

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The Bemidji City Council authorized a feasibility study for the 2011 Street Renewal Project Monday night.

The approval for a feasibility report does not guarantee the project will go forward, but does authorize staff to outline the proposal, project the costs and identify preliminary assessments.

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If the feasibility study is positive, a public hearing would be held before the road project is approved.

Streets to be considered include:

E Minnesota Avenue between Eighth and 15th streets.

E Eighth Street between Beltrami and Mississippi avenues.

E 10th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

E 12th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

E 24th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

Craig Gray, the city's public works director/city engineer, told the council the roads were chosen due to their poor condition and age of the water mains beneath them.

The oldest water main in the proposed project area dates back to 1898 - and the newest is from 1919.

"We're actually replacing ... $600,000 of water main that is over 100 years old," he said. "It's amazing it's lasted this long."

The Bemidji City Council authorized a feasibility study for the 2011 Street Renewal Project Monday night.

The approval for a feasibility report does not guarantee the project will go forward, but does authorize staff to outline the proposal, project the costs and identify preliminary assessments.

If the feasibility study is positive, a public hearing would be held before the road project is approved.

Streets to be considered include:

- Minnesota Avenue between Eighth and 15th streets.

- Eighth Street between Beltrami and Mississippi avenues.

- 10th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

- 12th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

- 24th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

Craig Gray, the city's public works director/city engineer, told the council the roads were chosen due to their poor condition and age of the water mains beneath them.

The oldest water main in the proposed project area dates back to 1898 - and the newest is from 1919.

"We're actually replacing ... $600,000 of water main that is over 100 years old," he said. "It's amazing it's lasted this long."

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