Hannibal Street Department workers were taking advantage of Wednesday’s warm temperatures to make progress on the installation of a new fence.

The city of Hannibal recently relocated its compost lot from Seventh Street and Colfax Avenue to Ninth Street and Warren Barrett Drive.

With the new location being more visible the city has decided to keep it from being an eyesore by surrounding the site with new fencing.

According to Mike McHargue of the Street Department a maintenance-free privacy fence is being installed at the location.

On Wednesday, David Todd of the Street Department explained that the small trees that had been growing along the fence line had over time become intertwined with the portion of the chain-link fence that had been facing Warren Barrett Drive.

Because of the amount of fence that will be installed the project could take two weeks.

Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .