Helena council approves bids to pave city streets

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – The Helena City Council has approved the bids to pave a handful of city streets, thanks to the annual money used from the capital improvement fund.

The Council approved the bids totaling $77,230 at the latest council meeting on Monday, May 13, as the streets that were in the poorest condition were chosen to be paved from this year’s fund.

“This is the annual paving money we get from the capital improvement fund where we do the worst of the worst first which is very few,” Helena Mayor Mark Hall said. “We’re also improving the Joe Tucker Park entrance.”

The streets in the Helena city limits that will be paved are as follows:

–Englewood–The existing asphalt will be cleaned and the street will be resurfaced with 1.25-1.5 inches of seal asphalt.

–Dearing Downs Circle–The existing asphalt will be cleaned and the street will be resurfaced with 1.25-1.5 inches of seal asphalt.

–Secretariat Drive (Keeneland-Man O War)–The existing asphalt will be cleaned and the street will be resurfaced with 1.25-1.5-inches of seal asphalt.

–Sunnybrook–The existing asphalt will be cleaned and the street will be resurfaced with 1.25-1.5-inches of seal asphalt.

–Joe Tucker Park–The street leading to Joe Tucker Park will be widened by up to 22 inches where possible. Four inches of asphalt will also be placed on new edges.