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Jefferson City will move ahead with its annual summer street repair project, including work on nearly 35 miles of road.

The city council unanimiously approved a project bid from Jefferson Asphalt for $987,787 at Monday night's meeting.

The project is done in three parts: sealing roads, micro- surfacing, and mill and overlay.

The least-involved part places a protective seal on about 16.7 miles of streets. Smith said these are new or recently repaved roads.

The bid for that project is $97,000.

Work would mostly focus on 6.62 miles of streets in Ward 1 and 4.34 miles in Ward 3.

Other areas, about 3.21 miles, will undergo a process called micro-surfacing.

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The micro-surfacing part of the project is bid at $142,692, with work mostly planned on 0.69 of a mile of road in Ward 4 and 2.24 miles in Ward 5.

The last and largest piece of the project is mill and surface overlay of 15.07 miles of street.

The overlay portion is bid at $968,030, with a focus on 5.82 miles in Ward 2 and and 6.74 miles in Ward 3.

Projects tend to be close together so the contractor doesn't need to move equipment as often, thereby saving time and money.

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