Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Smoother Main Street in store for Royal

Paving project tentatively scheduled to begin July 8

Royal residents could have something extra to celebrate when Fun Days are held this month, as Main Street is expected to have a new surface by the end of next week.

Blacktop Service Co. was awarded the contract during a special city council meeting on June 25. Their proposal calls for milling four inches of existing surface from Main Street and repaving it with asphalt. Their bid was $215,816.

Fuller & Sons Paving proposed milling the entire street width down four inches and repaving with two 2-inch lifts of hot mix at a cost of $275,000.

"Blacktop Service spoke our language the first time we...