The Sartell City Council at its April 8 meeting has authorized the engineering firm of WSB Engineering to take core samples on Pinecone Road from 2nd Street S. to 2nd Street N.
Portions of that stretch of roadway are badly deteriorated, and core samples will indicate which portions can be overlaid and which will require resurfacing, said Sartell City Engineer Mike Nielson. Core samples will also be taken from 4th Avenue as far as Grizzly Lane.
The worst areas of Pinecone Road, Nielson said, are on the west side of the street from the gutter to about six feet into that side of the road.
The council unanimously authorized the core-sampling work for a cost not to exceed $2,900.