street repair
City crews kicked off the week taking care of two problem streets in Wessington Springs: Dakota Avenue South at the south entrance to town (shown above) and Dakota Avenue and Third Street, south of Immanuel Baptist Church. 
 
“The long, extensive winter and wet spring caused severe damage to roads,” said street superintendent Dan Kruse. “The weather also put us behind when it came to time, and problem areas keep popping up — we’ve already put down 50 to 60 tons of cold mix with more needed.” 
 
Kruse said that the 30-day plan for city street workers includes taking care of problem areas around town first, then preparing city streets for chip seal. 
 
He credits not only street crews for making progress but also all city departments working together to buckle down and make needed repairs during the department’s busiest time before summer help heads back to school.