Breaking Ground in Graham

Work is underway on a major construction project in Graham. Over the next 4 months crews will begin tearing up about a mile of Third Street, all the way from Indiana Street to East Street.

Before that major work begins in November, city workers are taking the opportunity to improve water pressure for residents along the North side of Third St. by tapping into a larger line on the South side.

Public Works Director David Casteel told Newschannel 6 about the importance of Third St. He said, "Third St. provides a lot of East/West access through town. It's one of our major streets coming from the neighborhoods to the downtown area so getting this thing smooth and getting the bumps out of the intersections... it will be well received in the end."

The project will also be well received because 75% is being funded by a community block grant. Casteel said, "Through a community block grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture we're able to do this about $300,000 job with around $50,000 cash out of the cities pocket."

The old pavement will be ground up and used to resurface roads in two Graham cemeteries. Over the next 3 years, workers will be patching roads all over the city. Once the entire project is complete, 40% of roads in Graham will be resurfaced.

Newschannel 6 will continue to cover this project, bringing you the very latest information.

Jack Lamson, Newschannel 6