City spending $2.5 million on roads this summer

Brenda Novich walks her German shorthair, Douce, along
the newly finished sidewalk on E. 12th St. Friday. The
project widened the street, adding a turning lane in front
of the Osborne Family Sports Complex at Hastings College.

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.

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