MOUNT VERNON — As the year winds down, the city is moving toward completion of several projects, Mayor Richard Mavis and City Engineer Cameron Keaton reported.
Keaton said the Pleasant Street reconstruction was about two-thirds done Friday and the last 300 feet of bricks should be laid this week. However, he said, this is when work slows down because they usually have 20 to 30 percent loss in broken bricks and they have to go through their stockpile of paving bricks to find bricks that are the same size as the rest of the street. Paving bricks are normally about 3 1/2 inches thick, said Keaton, but some are only about 2 1/2 inches thick.
Keaton said about 20 percent of the bricks that were taken up are broken, so they draw on their store of bricks salvaged from other streets.
The sidewalks and curbs are finished and the city will finish seeding areas around the walks and curbs.
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