DANVILLE – Problems with dust and other issues shouldn’t affect residents as much this year when the city starts its roadway seal coat program.

Danville Public Works Director Carl Carpenter told aldermen last week they were continuing to work on preparing the seal coat streets.

Aldermen received an updated list and revised map of the streets to be addressed.

Carpenter said they changed some of the streets. There won’t be as many lane miles, but they are making sure everything is being done correctly so they won’t have any problems like they had last year, such as in Stonegate.

The work should begin the first week of September.

“The material to be used is a slag granite, of a blackish color,” according to Carpenter.

Crushed gravel and trap rock are used on the streets. The material of crushed gravel is expected to give better traction in the winter, he added.

Streets to be addressed:

Carpenter also reported to aldermen on the six Fair Oaks building demolitions starting saying “it’s going real well.” He said driving by, it already looks a lot different.

Regarding the Jackson Street shared-use path project, Carpenter last week said they were waiting for Comcast to move its lines.

Another CSX Transportation project is making railroad crossing repairs at Williams Street.

That work was expected to start at 7 a.m. today and take one day to complete. The work was requiring closure of the roadway at the crossing and detours. The work was weather dependent and the road may be closed until Wednesday, July 17.

Carpenter also had reported early last week he’d not heard anything more on Collins Tower, and they were still awaiting word on the approval for the compete closure of the H&L Landfill. The landfill has been discussed as a possible location for solar gardens.

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