Q: What is going on with the 400 block of N. Juliette? They have been laying the bricks and then taking them up and re-laying them again. Some areas have been taken up four times. Are they going to need to redo the entire block and what about the 500 block?

A: The road to a smooth ride can get a little bumpy.

“There’s a portion of the brick street installed that didn’t meet the specifications for smoothness,” city engineer Brian Johnson said.

Johnson said Pavers Inc. of Salina, who rehabilitated the street, installed the bricks in the redone area for free. He said the city doesn’t anticipate any more work to redo the completed areas.

The Juliette Avenue project is transforming the road from brick-only to a brick road with concrete underneath.

Pavers of Salina handled the first two phases of the project. The first phase replaced bricks on Juliette from Bluemont to Laramie in 2017. The second phase replaced bricks from Laramie to Osage in 2018.

The third phase, which will replace the bricks from Laramie to Poyntz Avenue, will be done by Julius Kaaz Construction Company of Leavenworth. The commission approved the company’s bid of $1.08 million at its Dec. 4 meeting for a phase that’s expected to start in the spring.

The majority of the project has been covered through grants from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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