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LEMOORE — The Lemoore City Council met Tuesday and updates were given on public works projects going on in the city.

Public Works Director Frank Rivera said work on the Lemoore Senior Citizens Center has begun. He said all the plumbing and insulation work is complete and work on the center’s electrical and parking lot will also begin soon.

The work on the center has to be done by Oct. 31 and Rivera said the work would be done by the end of September, according to the contractor.

Rivera said the Fox Street work is complete, but when one of the trees was removed, it damaged an electrical conduit, causing several street lights to go out. He said work to fix the lights should start in the next week.

Rivera also said tree and shrub replacement packages for Fox Street will be provided to the city and a public hearing will take place in the future to decide what foliage the city and the public want to replace among the 70 trees that were removed.

Rivera said the first phase of work started on the sewer infrastructure of the Cimarron Park housing development area west of Highway 41, which is over 50 years old and in severe degradation.

Cured-in-place piping — which uses an epoxy resin liner that forms inside the existing pipe and allows for a better transition and increased flow — is being used for the project. Rivera said the first phase should be completed in the next few weeks.

The slurry seal project on 19th Avenue between Bush Street and Silverado Drive is almost complete, and Rivera said striping on the new road surface will take place soon.

Slurry seal is an application of a mixture of water, asphalt emulsion, aggregate and additives to an existing asphalt pavement surface to extend the surface life of heavily traveled roadways.

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