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Work on a drainage project on Broadway Avenue between Elm and Erwin streets is scheduled to begin in June.  (Sarah A. Miller/File)

The city of Tyler is planning to make about $350,000 in drainage improvements under Broadway Avenue.

The Tyler City Council approved the spending item at a meeting Wednesday, after the Half Cent Sales Tax Board recommended approval the previous week.

The project is intended to repair a failing storm drain system on Broadway Avenue, between West Erwin Street and West Elm Street, according to a memo to the City Council.

The project was designed by Adams Engineering. The construction contract will go to AAA Sanitation Inc., which bid $349,465, about $70,000 less than a second bidder, the memo said.

Construction will begin in mid-to-late June and last 60 days, the city said in a news release. The outside southbound lane of Broadway Avenue will be closed during construction.

"In addition, portions of the sidewalk on the southwest corner of Broadway and Erwin will be closed to pedestrian traffic," the news release said. “The west side of the intersection of Broadway and Elm will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”

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Erin came to Tyler from Vermont, where she worked for VTDigger.org and previously the Rutland Herald. She received her B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also attended journalism school.

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