Street smarts

A word of congratulations is in order to the city of Hillsboro for the recent completion of its two major street-replacement projects. The two new streets?North Adams from First Street to U.S. Highway 56, and First Street from Adams to Ash?combine for more than a mile of attractive, smooth concrete travel in an area of town that sorely needed some help.

The cost of the two projects exceeds $1.43 million, but by tapping into some federal funding, plus using a prudent bookkeeping maneuver that reinvests money used to pay off old street bonds to begin paying off the new street bonds, the endeavor is essentially painless for local taxpayers. Along the way, the city corrected some significant drainage issues as well.

Well done, Hillsboro City Council and City Administrator Larry Paine. We appreciate it. ?DR

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