By Tammy Moore Teague
Local construction company, Silco Construction, worked well into the evening on Friday, August 10 to ensure that Caldwell Street in Mansfield was open for parents and drivers on the first day back to school.
“They’ve done so much, I don’t know how to thank them,” commented Mayor Mike Gipson. City employees worked during the day to prepare the roadway, pressure wash and repaint the bridge. Caldwell Street has routinely needed repairs near the bridge, but Gipson hired the construction company to make longer lasting repairs and improvements to the road. “We plan on adding reflective strips to the sides of the bridge in the future,” Gipson added.
City workers also spent time last week cutting brush and cleaning up the roadsides. This work paved the way to a smoother back to school.