Statement Following Mandatory Investigation into Fatal Accident at the 15th Asian Games

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Following the fatal accident, involving Mr Kim Hyung-Chil (KOR), which occurred yesterday 7 December 2006 during the Eventing competition at the 15th Asian Games in Doha (QAT), a full mandatory investigation was conducted.A report from the Technical Delegate for Eventing, Andrew Griffiths (GBR), examining all aspects of the tragedy in respect to the course and conditions was presented. Reporting together with Oliver Holberg (GER), technical footing expert appointed by the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee (DAGOC) and the FEI, Mr Griffiths stated:“The 11th competitor, Mr Hyung Chil Kim of Korea, fell at the eighth obstacle on the Cross Country Course during the second day of the Eventing competition. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were stable, and it was not raining.“The footing on the approach and the landing for the entire course was checked by me as Technical Delegate and Oliver Holberg, technical footing expert appointed by DAGOC and the FEI. Mr Holberg is also the footing expert for the course of the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong and one of the most respected footing experts in the world.“Obstacle 8 measured 1.08 meters and was one of the smallest on the course. It was a straight-forward ascending fence built of solid material, which is normally considered a non-problematic, relatively easy fence.“Mr Kim, 47 years old, was a very experienced rider and had represented Korea in previous Olympics and Asian Games.“The horse approached the obstacle and essentially got too close to the jump before taking off, resulting in a somersault type of fall with the full weight of the horse landing on top of the rider on the other side of the fence. The rider was probably dead on impact. The horse sustained only minor injuries.“The emergency services were on hand immediately and every effort was made to help the rider, but unfortunately, nothing could be done.“In my professional opinion, neither the weather nor the footing had any bearing on this accident. No blame can be assigned to any individual factor. This is just a tragic accident that happens in our sport from time to time.An independent ad hoc inquiry committee consisting of Olympic gold medallist, Andrew Hoy (AUS), Course Designer Pierre Michelet (FRA), footing expert Oliver Holberg, and Grand Jury President Nicoli Fife (NZL) concurred with the above opinions.”The FEI is deeply distressed by the accident and expresses its condolences to the rider’s family and the Korean nation. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email*last_img read more

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Lauren Barwick is World’s Top Para-Dressage Rider

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* The 2008 Paralympic Gold and silver medalist and three-time Canadian Paralympian, Lauren Barwick, is currently ranked as the number one para-equestrian rider in the world. Barwick topped the recent standings, with a total of 1264.At the beginning of May, the Federation Equestre International (FEI) released the current Para-Equestrian Riders’ World Ranking List, which is compiled on a monthly basis. The list includes results from including results from January 1 to April 30, 2014.As a member of the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team, Barwick, of Aldergrove, BC has just completed a four-country tour in preparation for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, which will be held in Normandy, FRA later in the summer.Starting with wins in all her Grade II tests at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CPEDI 3* in March, Barkwick continued to top her classes in Europe with wins in Germany at CPEDI 3* Mannheim and in Belgium at CPEDI 3* Moorsele with her two horses, Equine Canada’s 13-year-old Oldenburg mare, Off to Paris, and her own mare Ferdonia 2, a 15-yearold Oldenburg.“I love what I do with my horses, and as long as I feel I am going into the arena with integrity and a willing partner, I will keep seeking equestrian excellence,” said Barwick who is also a four star Parelli Professional. “The ranking is a moment in time. What is important is that my horses know they are number one to me. I believe when they know I am putting our relationship in the fore front, and they in turn go the distance for me.”“This accomplishment could not have even come close to happening without the sponsors, funding partners, endless volunteers, friends and family that go beyond the limit to help me get in the arena. I look at being an international athlete as spending each day earning the right to be Canada’s first choice as a representative who is honoured to wear the maple leaf,” added Barwick.“It feels fantastic to have one of our Canadian athletes on the top of the list,” Andrea Taylor, Canadian Para-Equestrian team coach. “Lauren has dedicated herself to this sport, and has put in countless hours of hard work to make this happen. We are all very proud of her.”“It is wonderful for Lauren to have reached the top spot on the FEI ranking, I am very proud of her achievements,” said Mary Longden, Canadian Para-Equestrian team coach. “I have never had any doubt that she is capable of being the best.”Barwcik’s teammates on the tour also hold down top spots on the ranking list. Jody Schloss of Toronto, ON is currently in third with 953, while Robyn Andrews of St. Johns, NL is fourth with 941. Two-time Canadian Paralympian Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC is in seventh spot with 874. Canadian Roberta Sheffield, whose home base is in Lincolnshire, UK, is in 12th place with 688 points.As a result of a very successful spring competition season in North America and Europe, Canada is currently sitting in top spot in the FEI world para-dressage team rankings. Both the team and individual rankings may be viewed here.“This is a tremendous achievement for Lauren. It comes as a result of her many years of dedication to para equestrian sport,” Elizabeth Quigg, Canadian Para-Equestrian Team chef d’équipe. “We are certainly proud to have such a mentor and role model representing Canada.”“Lauren is an inspirational athlete both in and out of the competition ring,” said Amie O’Shaughnessy, Director of Para-Equestrian. “Lauren has been a key member of the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team for more than a decade, and over the years, Lauren’s achievements have helped increase the profile and popularity of para-equestrian sport in Canada. Lauren’s unwavering determination, commitment and love of her horses have been an integral part of her success, and we are very excited to have Lauren at the top of the world rankings this early in the competition season.”The Canadian riders’ participation in these competitions has been made possible through the Own the Podium program, a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s summer and winter athletes achieve podium success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tags: Lauren Barwick, Para-Equestrian Riders’ World Ranking List, SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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“Hajra Veszprem” before crucial week (VIDEO)

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsMKB Veszprém KC made an video in cooperation with the Hungarian Digi Sport television channel before the crucial matches of the season with THW Kiel at the VELUX EHF Champions League. Enthusiastic fans spent time with their idols as Nagy, Fazekas and Csaszar, giving them the support before the two most important weekends… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail 1 Comment VESZPREM IS THE BESTcenter_img HUNGRY LOVE U 19. April 2013. at 23:40 1 Comment Related Items:MKB Veszprem fanslast_img read more

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Foo Fighters Reportedly Rebooked For Major Headlining Gig A Year In Advance

first_imgAfter being forced to cancel their headlining slot at Glastonbury this weekend due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg, the Foo Fighters have reportedly already been slated to headline next year’s festival.Foo Fighters Want To Only Make Concept Albums From Now OnAccording to NME, an undisclosed source told The Sun, “Dave was beyond gutted about pulling out of Glastonbury, especially at such short notice. But [festival organizer] Michael [Eavis] was quick to book him for next year as he’s desperate for the Foos to headline. He knows they’ll go down a storm at Glasto. Dave agreed within seconds.”In the meantime, Florence and the Machine will take over for the band at the major UK festival this weekend while Dave Grohl recovers.last_img read more

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Reports: Two FDNY EMTs Beaten, Pepper Sprayed

first_imgThe beating happened outside of Mount Sinai West Hospital on Tenth Ave. and W. 59th St. around 1 a.m. Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported. The two ran back to the ambulance and demanded the crew taken them to another hospital. The EMTs refused, and one of the first responders was punched in the face. The other partner tried to step in and that’s when Langston hit the two EMTs with pepper spray in the eyes, according to the report. The EMTs suffered minor injuries, WABC-TV reported. The suspects, 27-year-old Andre Langston and 24-year-old Avanti Rhodes, both of the Bronx, were first taken to the hospital but got into a fight with the head nurse, the newspaper reported.center_img NEW YORK — Two FDNY EMTs were beaten and pepper sprayed after refusing to drive two patients to another hospital, according to reports. The suspects were arrested on felony assault charges afterward.last_img read more

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Exxon Mobil rep discusses the future of energy

first_imgVice president and treasurer of Exxon Mobil Corp. Robert Schleckser spoke at the Mendoza College of Business on Friday as the first of seven lecturers for the one-credit course “Notre Dame Ten Years Hence Speaker Series: The Future of Energy.”The series aims to “explore issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade,” according to Mendoza’s website. Schleckser, a Notre Dame graduate who earned a degree in chemical engineering, said investments his oil company makes will cause effects well beyond the year 2040. Gas companies are looking and planning ahead in a world suffering from an energy crisis and unprecedented human population growth, he said. “There is no purpose in us to be self-serving … because we look at the prospect of getting a good return over time,” Schleckser said. Schleckser said Exxon believes in “letting market force dictate the solution” to the environmental issues. Since “global progress drives demand,” he said he considers the world’s expected population growth. There are approximately 7 billion people in the world right now, but by the year 2040, the world population is expected to be 9 billion, Schleckser said. Energy consumption is also expected to change due to global urbanization and the growth of major cities. The energy consumption for a person living in an urban area is about three times as high as it is for someone living in a rural area, Schleckser said. As the world continues to become more urban, Schleckser said energy use is expected to increase.“[The goal is] to grow the economy without changing the amount of energy used,” he said. “[Because] as much energy as the world uses today in total … the largest source of new energy is saving the energy that we are using today.” Schleckser said this goal is achievable by making the process of transmitting energy more efficient and by increasing the percentage of energy that comes from cleaner sources. He said vehicle efficiency is expected to increase to 45 miles per gallon by 2040. Projections that extend to 2040 show that energy demands will increase along with population growth and urbanization, Schleckser said, but saving energy and increasing the efficiency of technology are important to creating a sustainable future. Tags: Ten Years Hencelast_img read more

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K&E Plastics expands in Bennington

first_imgK&E Plastics has recently acquired the former Miller Structures Building in the Morse Industrial Park in Bennington, according to the Bennington County Industrial Corp. The new facility is approximately 3 times larger than K&E Plastics current facility in Arlington. The larger facility provides the foundation for K&E Plastics to expand current relationships and develop new relationships in the core markets the company serves.  This reaffirms BCIC’s strategy of retaining and expanding local businesses, according to Peter Odierna Executive Director of BCIC. In addition, K&E Plastics is increasingly serving the emerging composites sector, thus building of the supply chain of this important component of our local economy.‘The decision by K&E Plastics to move its manufacturing operation to Bennington is a byproduct of the hard work done by BCIC. I’m encouraged by this recent news and believe that this addition to our industrial portfolio will help continue our mission to position Bennington as the economic center for the region. Congratulations to Eric and all the employees at K&E; we are thrilled to be able to call Bennington the home of such quality products”, said Michael Harrington of the Town of Bennington.K&E has specialized in plastics machining for over 46 years. In that time we have machined parts for a wide range of customers – from some of the biggest companies in the world to individual inventors and hobbyists. We machine custom plastic parts for aerospace, automotive, communication, elevator, medical, military, power-generation, sporting goods, and the OEM markets; among others. We machine alltypes of thermoplastics and thermosets from sheet, tube , rod, or an existing shape or profile.last_img read more

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VDH COVID-19 Update: 68 cases associated with Winooski outbreak

first_imgTotal people recovered Deaths+ 14 People completed monitoring Hospitalized under investigation *Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.+Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending.  Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.Find more information on new data dashboard at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking on the map of Vermont. To allow time for analysts to verify an increasing volume of data, the dashboard will be updated no later than 12:00 p.m.Guidance for VermontersIf you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.If you are having even mild symptoms of COVID-19(link is external), call your health care provider.Most information is available online: Visit our Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).New questions added include:Why is the Health Department measuring blood oxygen levels in people who test positive for COVID-19?What can I wear if my health or work environment doesn’t allow me to wear a cloth face mask or covering?Do I need to quarantine in Vermont if I don’t make any stops along the way?Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wear a mask when near others(link is external).Registration Open for Food DistributionRegistration is open for meal distribution sites in the month of June. Those who register are given a window of time to pick up Farmers to Families meals at designated sites around the state. This change will streamline the process of pick-up, and help planners assess the ongoing need for such services. To find a location and register visit: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help(link is external)Keep a List of Your Close ContactsHealth officials suggest that Vermonters keep a journal of contacts – a list of other people with whom you have been in close contact with each day. If you get sick, this will make it easier to get in touch with those people and so they can take precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19, including being tested if recommended.Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthConcerns about our health and finances during the pandemic, and the unsettled state of national affairs, has left many of us feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless.If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:Call your local mental health crisis line(link is external) Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external).For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external). Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)June 9, 2020New information is in redFind this update at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s updated COVID-19 web and data pageshealthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external).Outbreak UpdateThe Health Department continues to work with local officials and community partners to test residents and trace contacts in an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak that emerged recently in Winooski.The outbreak is now known to include people in neighboring Burlington. As of Monday evening, a total of 68 cases are thought to be associated with the outbreak.As Health Department teams reach out to close contacts of COVID-19 cases, people report they are doing everything they can to prevent further spread.While outbreaks can cause fear and uncertainty, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, emphasized that they can happen anywhere. This is simply the nature of the virus.“No matter who you are or where you live, you can still walk the streets of Winooski and Burlington, or in any other community in Vermont,” Dr. Levine said. “Yes, the virus is still among us, but remains at very low levels across the state, and we want to keep it that way.”Vermonters should continue to wear a face covering, keep a 6-foot distance from others, wash their hands often and stay home if they are sick.The department is offering additional testing every day this week. More than 2,000 specimens have been collected at the pop-up test sites that have been running in Winooski and Burlington.Test sites are currently scheduled through June 26. Find locations and make an appointment to be tested at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external) or by calling 2-1-1.Protest Safely and Get TestedWe support Vermonters engaging in public protests and other civic activities, and ask all who are participating to get tested for COVID-19. Getting tested is important for your health, your family’s health and anyone you may you interact with in the near future.Find a pop-up test site near you by visiting https://humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external)While you are out, please wear a face covering or mask and as much as possible, maintain 6-foot distance between yourself and others. If you’re sick, take action from home.Testing InformationCOVID-19 Pop-Up Test Sites People who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can make an appointment to be tested for the virus at pop-up sites located throughout the state to test for the virus.Sites are currently scheduled through June 26. Find locations and make an appointment to be tested at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external). You can also call 2-1-1 or 802-828-2828. All clinics operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.The University of Vermont and Champlain College are offering specimen collection this week for returning students.We especially encourage health care workers, first responders, child care providers, and people returning to Vermont – such as college students, people who winter out of state and second home owners – to consider being tested.Vermonters With Even Mild Symptoms Should Call Their Doctor to Be TestedPeople with even mild symptoms(link is external) are encouraged to call their health care provider to get tested. This includes parents of children who have possible symptoms. Your health care provider will ensure you receive proper care and treatment.If you don’t have a health care provider: Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a community or hospital-connected clinic(link is external).New on healthvermont.gov(link is external)Dashboard Data UpdatesTESTING: Two new graphs were added to the Data Dashboard: A line graph of the cumulative number of total people tested by day, and a bar graph of the number of people tested by day. You can find both under the “People Tested” tab.Today’s graph is through June 8 (1,430 tests). The highwater mark was on May 22 (1,700).NEW CASES: You can also now see the number of new cases reported each day (under Total Cases on the main tab, 44.228 as of June 8).Find the dashboard at healthvermont.gov/currentactivity(link is external). Have questions? Click on “About Data Dashboard” to learn more.Traveler InformationThe Health Department’s travel web page(link is external) providing Vermonters and visitors with travel-related information and guidance, including for quarantining and testing.Anyone coming to Vermont is strongly encouraged to sign up for daily symptom check reminders(link is external).The symptom check reminders, called Sara Alert, is not a contact tracing system. It is not GPS-based, so it does not monitor a person’s movements or track their location.College students returning to Burlington can also use this web page as a resource — along with the city’s Supportive Quarantine Pilot Program(link is external) — and sign up for Sara Alert.      Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 12 p.m. on June 9, 2020Total cases* 44,228 1,084(9 new) 923 57 People being monitored 901 55 2 Currently hospitalized People testedlast_img read more

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VSP: Search continues near Lake Iroquois for suspect in vehicle pursuit

first_imgVermont State Police Following continued investigation, police have determined that Tuesday morning’s motor-vehicle pursuit, which ended with the driver fleeing on foot near Lake Iroquois in Williston, is a separate incident from Monday night’s shooting at the Maple Tree Place shopping plaza.Both investigations remain active and ongoing.Investigators received a description of a vehicle involved in the shooting as a white van. Tuesday morning, the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop a white van for speeding on Interstate 89 in Richmond, and the operator accelerated and led police on a pursuit that ended at Lake Iroquois. The operator fled on foot.The driver is described as a heavyset white man with a scruffy beard. He was last seen wearing blue shorts and no shirt.A multi-agency search is under way for the man. Law enforcement agencies involved include the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department, Colchester Police Department, Hinesburg Police Department, Richmond Police Department, Vermont State Police, Williston Police Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.Residents in the area of Lake Iroquois have been advised of the ongoing police activity and have been asked to remain aware of their surroundings. They remain free to come and go as they please. Police will continue to provide regular patrols in the area.The case involving the vehicle pursuit is being led by the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department.The shooting investigation is being led by the Williston Police Department and remains active and ongoing. No one appears to have been injured as a result of the incident.Anyone with information or tips that might be relevant to these cases is asked to call the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111.***Initial news release, 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020***Police are searching for a man near Lake Iroquois in Williston who might be connected to a shooting late Monday in at the Maple Tree Place plaza.The incident began at 10:19 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, when the Williston Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting near Best Buy in Maple Tree Place. The Vermont State Police, Richmond Police Department and Williston Fire Department were dispatched to assist. Witnesses reported several shots fired, possibly an exchange of gunfire between two people, and that the individuals involved had fled before police arrived. (A separate news release from Williston police provides further details.)At 8:14 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, a deputy with the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department became involved with a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 89 involving a vehicle that might have had a connection to Monday night’s shooting. The pursuit was terminated near Lake Iroquois in Williston, where two of the three occupants of the vehicle were questioned and released. A third man in the vehicle fled on foot.Police are actively searching in the vicinity of the lake for the suspect. There is a heavy police presence in the area. Members of the public are advised to be cautious if they live in or are passing through the area, or to take alternate routes.The Williston Police Department remains the lead investigative agency.Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.Source: WILLISTON, Vermont (Tuesday, July 14, 2020) — Vermont State Policelast_img read more

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Gov. Kelly issues statewide order limiting religious service gathering size; Renner, College boulevards in Lenexa getting mill and overlay

first_imgGov. Kelly issues statewide order capping religious services to groups of 10, JoCo already had size cap in placeGov. Laura Kelly has mandated that religious services and funerals in the state be limited to 10 people after state officials identified three coronavirus clusters related to church gatherings. Kelly made the announcement on Tuesday. Her new order takes effect at noon Wednesday, just days before Easter.“This was a difficult decision and could not come at a more disappointing time,” Kelly said.Johnson County had already issued a size limit on religious gatherings as part of its stay-at-home order, which was put in place a week before the governor issued her statewide order. The state and county clarified last week that the county’s size limit on church services and other religious gatherings was still in effect even though the initial statewide order had made religious gathering exempt.[Kansas limits size of church services heading into Easter — Associated Press]Lenexa approves mill and overlay projects on Renner, College boulevardsThe Lenexa city council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved proposals for two mill and overlay projects for a combined $3.8 million of improvements.The city awarded a mill and overlay project bid to Superior Bowen for $1,478,437.20 for the stretch of Renner Boulevard between 87th Street Parkway and Prairie Star Parkway, and the stretch of College Boulevard from Lackman Road to Renner Boulevard.The project qualifies for Johnson County’s County Assistance Road System funding and is part of the city’s 2020 Pavement Management Program.Lenexa will cover 50% of costs (about $739,000), and CARS funding will cover the other 50%.The project consists of a 2-inch mill and asphalt overlay, repairs of deteriorated curb and gutter, and replacement of accessible ramps where needed. The work is anticipated to begin in late April and be completed in late summer or early fall.The city also awarded a similar project bid to McAnany Construction for $2,324,815 for the Ultra-Thin Bonded Asphalt Surface (UBAS) portion of the 2020 Pavement Management Program. This year’s program consists of treating about 29 residential lane miles with the new asphalt surface, a treatment that consists of a one-inch mill and then placing a thin coarse aggregate hot asphalt mix on the roadway. The new asphalt has a life cycle of about eight to 10 years.Other improvements include: Curb and gutter work, sidewalk replacement, and installing accessible ramps.Work is anticipated to begin in April and be completed, weather permitting, in late summer or early fall.last_img read more

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