Paving begins on Cedar Street

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Despite rain postponing work, the Cedar Street construction project is nearing its final phases with paving this week. 

Cedar Street closed to motorists from 6 a.m. to the afternoon on Wednesday as workers raced to beat rainy weather predicted for this week. The paving work was originally scheduled for Tuesday night but had to be delayed due to the heavy showers that evening. 

A construction crewmember operates an asphalt paver on Cedar St. Wednesday. Photo by Ben Olson.

Crews followed up on their previous work, which successfully completed paving the block between Fourth and Fifth avenues.

“At this time of year, it’s imperative that we pave as weather permits.  We will continue to monitor the weather and adjust accordingly,” said Sandpoint Public Works Director Amanda Wilson in an emailed update.  “Light, passing showers are not an issue for us – it’s the heavy rains that we aim to avoid.”

Meanwhile, sewer work continues on First Avenue from Church Avenue north through the Main Street intersection. 

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