Warren residents may have to make a few slight detours in the weeks ahead.
IA Construction Corp. of Franklin began contracted milling and paving work on parts of nearly a dozen city streets on Monday, with work beginning on Hickory Street between Third and Fourth avenues.
Parking was blocked by City of Warren Department of Public Works traffic cones along Liberty Street from Second Avenue to Third Avenue. Parts of streets throughout the city will be closed for milling through Tuesday.
According to city Director of Public Works Mike Holtz, resurfacing could begin in some locations on the city's west side as soon as Thursday, but the, "Majority of the paving will be done next week."
"Please drive slowly, take caution when they're out there," Holtz said. "We appreciate the patience and the end product will be much better."
The projects are part of planned work and the bid for resurfacing was awarded by city council in May.
Also included in the project is more paving of the runway at Betts Park.
The city had budgeted $403,236.76 for milling and re-paving work this year; $203, 236.76 was budgeted from liquid fuels funds, $100,000 had been estimated from the city's general fund and an additional $100,000 was slated to be received from a donor for the work at Betts Park. The final cost of the work is estimated to cost the general fund $95,354.08 for approximately 17,318.89 square feet of resurfacing.
Approximately 6,631.12 square feet of planned resurfacing has been delayed until 2013 to keep costs within projected budget guidelines.
Roads slated for milling and pavement include:
Dobson Avenue, from Marion to Bradley streets
Fourth Avenue, from Morrison to Pine streets
Hammond Street, from Madison to Lincoln avenues
Hickory Street, from Third to Fourth avenues
Liberty Street, from Second to Third avenues
Lincoln Avenue, from Hammond to Muir streets
Madison Avenue, from Central Avenue to Dartmouth Street
Pine Street, from Fourth Avenue to Pennsylvania Ave. W.
Sechriest Street, from Morrison to Pine streets
South Street, from Cornplanter Avenue to the city line
Watson Place, from Second to Third avenues.