Niles City projects emerge with spring

Published 8:07 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - With the weather warming up, it makes it easier to get projects done around the city.
One important area that is being addressed is safety at the intersection of Third Street and Silverbrook Avenue.
Coulston added that they also are looking at taking out the slight kink that is in the road there, taking out some of the curb on the west side of the road.
The task of spraying the dirt roads in the city with liquid calcium chloride will also happen in the coming months.
This project is usually done in the beginning of May, because by that time the rains of April have passed and it gives a chance for the product to do its job, without being washed away.
This also allows the city to not have to do this project over and over again.
The sealing of joints and cracks in the cities roadways is also tackled during this time of year.
When roads are paved over time cracks form in the joints of the asphalt and randomly in the roadway from vehicle traffic and from weather. They also form when a road is repaved and the crack from the under layer comes through on the top layer.
And finally Coulston would like to remind city residents that the eight tennis courts at Plym Park have been refinished and can be used.
The Brandywine High School tennis teams use these courts for their matches.