August 8, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 16

Downtown brick crosswalks go away

Crews remove sagging bricks, plug holes with new asphalt along First Street

Those pesky paver bricks in downtown Cheney are gone.

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Paul Delaney
Crews work on pulling the first half of bricks along First Street last Thursday.

As time went on after their installation in 2002, the bricks made pretty crosswalks, but were bad for the cars that crossed them and sometimes scraped away paint and body parts from low-riding automobiles.

Crews from Shamrock Paving in Spokane spent two days last week pulling up the bricks, and then filling in the hole they created with a fresh layer of asphalt.

“Everything went smooth except for the weather,” Todd Ableman, Cheney’s Public Works Director said. A portion of the pavers were removed last Thursday, but the rains came F...

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