Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
On Thursday, the City of Blackfoot transportation department worked to complete the final process of grading, called "blue topping," on Ash Street.
If there are no more rude interruptions by Mother Nature, Blackfoot city officials say that the Ash Street construction project should be complete by "fair week." The Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot is Aug. 30 thru Sept. 6.
The summertime road project, which has been underway for over two months now, is a much needed overhaul of the worn out and "pot-hole riddled" Ash Street from Francis to Grant streets.
Workers are currently doing what is called, "blue top," the final step in the road grading process.
City of Blackfoot street superintendent Vaughn Key said that "paving is scheduled to start next Thursday."
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