If you are already sick of being in the "cone zone" do not fear. Progress is being made.
A growing number of road construction areas are appearing on the streets of Hastings as the city upgrades streets.
"Wheel tax generates between $300,000 and $340,000 each year. The income we have from sales tax generates about $900,000," said Dave Wacker, city of Hastings engineer. "We have been putting a program together over the last few years of $1.25 million worth of work to be done."
The city plans a lot of reconstruction annually but this year is especially heavy with 20 major projects on the calendar.