By JR Krueger
For The Haxtun-Fleming Herald 

County commissioners advance courthouse sidewalk project


November 2, 2023

(Photo for The HF Herald)

ON MONDAY, Oct. 23, Phillips County maintenance supervisor, Lonny Vernon, helped guide backhoe operator, Brandon Markert, toward a sidewalk slab in front of the courthouse. The sidewalk is being replaced in conjunction with the repaving of Highway 385 and related curb and gutter upgrades.

In a special meeting of the Phillips County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 23, action was taken related to sidewalk and parking lot upgrades on the grounds surrounding the county courthouse.

The board authorized Garold Roberts, Board Chairman, to sign and issue a Notice to Proceed effective Oct. 18 to Simon Contractors for getting the courthouse sidewalk project underway. County staff and contractors had held a pre-construction meeting on Oct. 18 to discuss next steps and timelines. At that time, TLM Constructors, a subcontractor for Simon, stated they could get started on the new sidewalk as...

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