Sound Off

Sound Off: This summer, crews from Sunflower Paving were tearing out and replacing curbing along Sixth Street. After they completed their work, tall weeds grew in the bare dirt left behind. Now, it appears that grass seed and straw have been thrown on top, but the weeds remain. Who is responsible for this, the city or Sunflower Paving?

Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: The city’s policies require that contractors establish a good stand of grass as part of the project terms. Public works staff has been notified to check the area and follow up with the contractor.


gatekeeper 5 years, 1 month ago

Boo hoo. Come to N. Lawrence. After they redid the intersection at 4th & Lyon, instead of fixing the nice brick at the intersection that they damaged, they just dumped black asphalt over the bricks. Amazing how people in other parts of this town whine about every little thing and don't realize that they are lucky and the city actually looks after their neighborhoods, unlike other areas of town. Oh no, some weeds. How dare anyone have to see weeds.

Glo 5 years, 1 month ago

Sunflower Paving may do a nice job on streets, etc., but certainly are not friendly in the neighborhoods. We live in west Lawrence, and while they were working on our street, workers were parking in yards, going over curbs to do so, and parking on the wrong side of the street, etc. When residents asked them to move, they were not receptive, but did move when PD was called.

Evan Ridenour 5 years, 1 month ago

I think the important question is, was this provided for in the contract?

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