Church Ave. paving complete

REED CITY — After a summer of construction to replace water and sewer lines in a $2.7 million project, workers laid asphalt on Church Avenue last Thursday.

“Everything is on schedule and it’s all going well,” said Tom Bihlmeyer, vice president of Wade Trim, the Traverse City firm in charge of the project. “We’ve had great weather this past week.”

The project was broken up into two parts; the first being the demolition of Church Avenue, from Chestnut to Patterson streets, for water and sewer line upgrades and the second being upgrading water and sewer lines under portions of Lincoln and Todd avenues, Tomahawk Lane and State and Sears streets.

The Church Avenue portion of the project was completed in time for school to begin on Monday and the entire project is set to be finished by the end of October.