The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Lovers Lane to be repaired

The city installed temporary patches on sections of Lovers Lane that were “failing” last fall.

The drive down Lovers Lane in Soldotna may get smoother. That’s according to recommendations from Soldotna city administration that the city council approve an agreement with Peninsula Paving LLC for repairs to the road.

Approval of the agreement will be considered by the Soldotna City Council during their Wednesday night meeting. According to the legislation, the city installed temporary patches on sections of Lovers Lane that were “failing” last fall.

The city solicited bids for asphalt and concrete repairs, which they say would be more permanent, earlier this year. Of the two bids, the one the city received from Peninsula Paving LLC was the lower of the two, at $22,850. The other bid came from Alaska Sure Seal at $33,610.50.

According to a memo from Soldotna Maintenance Department Manager Scott Sundberg to City Manager Stephanie Queen, repairs to the road will be done one at a time as a way to minimize impact on local businesses. Repairs will also require the closure of entry to and exit from Ischi Mall.

Lovers Lane branches off the Sterling Highway near Dairy Queen and Fine Thyme Cafe. More information on the repairs can be found in Wednesday’s city council packet at soldotna.org.

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