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Temporary fix completed on E. Fifth Ave.

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry A crew from Huber Blacktop paves a small section of E. Fifth Avenue in Warren. The road was in poor condition, but a full mill and pave project will not be done until next year when federal funds are available.

It’s a temporary fix, but one City of Warren officials felt was important.

East Fifth Avenue will undergo a full milling and paving project next year. The city will pay for that project with federal funds.

But, the project had already been pushed back and the road was a mess.

Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke said the city recognized the need for a repair, but was unwilling to spend big money on a section of road that will be repaired using federal funds in a year.

As an interim measure, the city contracted Huber Blacktop to put one inch of blacktop on stretches of the road that were in particularly bad shape.

DPW workers patched potholes that were outside of the stretches of paving in the contract.

The work was completed Friday.

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