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City to begin filling pavement cracks Thursday

DeKALB – The city will begin a program to fill cracks on pavement Thursday, a scheduled part of this year’s citywide street maintenance initiative.

“The city of DeKalb hasn’t done crack filling in about five years,” said Tim Holdeman, city public works director.

If moisture gets into the pavement, it will freeze and expand during the winter, causing cracks in the roads to widen.

Holdeman said crews throughout the city will be moving along a single lane, and occupy 100 to 150 feet of that respective lane, so residents are asked to go around the construction and proceed accordingly.

In addition to the Bridges of Rivermist, Devonshire Farms and the South Point subdivisions, contractors will work to fill cracks along these roadways:

• Annie Glidden Road from south of state Route 38 viaduct to Bellevue Drive
• South First Street from Taylor Street to Western Corporate limit of Taylor
• North First Street from Augusta Street to Dresser Road
• West Dresser Road from Annie Glidden Road to North First Street
• Bethany Road from Annie Glidden Road to Resource Parkway
* Harvestore Drive from South First Street to Route 23
* Fairview Drive from Annie Glidden Road to Peace Road
* Pleasant Street from Peace Road to North Seventh Street

The crack filling is expected to take 10 working days, depending on the weather.

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