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Royal council discusses options, financing for paving Main Street

Months of discussion regarding improving the street in downtown Royal may soon come to fruition, as the city council agreed on June 12 to finalize plans and financing for the project next month.

Mayor Josh Toft and Maintenance Superintendent Sherman Nielsen met with two paving contractors to discuss options for upgrading Main Street. Each contractor had a different approach to addressing the scope of the project.

Fuller & Sons Blacktop Paving recommended milling 8-10 feet from each side to the center of the street, repaving the milled area with asphalt and laying a one-inch overlay on top of t...