City set to finish Legion

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By David Giuliani

The Legion Drive project was delayed by a week recently because the contractor didn’t use materials that met state standards, officials said last week.


City Manager Sharon Caballero said the city’s public works department discovered a deficiency in the base course. Because of the problem, she said the contractor couldn’t wet down the surface, which residents have requested to prevent dust problems.


She expects the project to be completed this week.


“It angered people when the project stopped,” she said.


The north side will also see changes to Lee Drive. A few months ago, the city put a roundabout at the intersection of Lee and Kierig Street in an attempt to slow down traffic on Lee.


The project also involved medians on Lee as well as a cluster of 15 signs that a City Council member called “hideous.”


Caballero said the city will keep the roundabout but will get rid of most of the signs with the exception of stop signs.


She said the city will eliminate the medians because they made it difficult for residents to back out of their driveways.


Caballero said the city is also looking at adding speed bumps to Lee. As it stands, the city can place bumps only near schools, and Lee isn’t close enough. So the city plans to pass a special ordinance for speed bumps on Lee, Caballero said.


“This has caused us to look at speed bumps in general. We are researching to see how other cities handle speed bumps,” she said.


The medians are expected to be taken out this week.