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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Brookings Council Approves Street Improvement Plan

The Brookings City Council has approved a preliminary list of streets that would be improved with local fuel tax funds over the next five years.

The project list is based largely on a street condition survey that was completed in 2009, and has been updated with new information from a staff survey conducted last month.

Projects would primarily involve grinding and resurfacing streets, but may also include replacing adjacent sidewalks that do not meet current standards. 

The plan includes an $80,000 annual allocation for resurfacing streets that have not yet deteriorated to the level requiring grinding prior to paving.  Streets that would receive paving only would be identified annually over the five year period, but would likely include streets like Parkview Drive and 3rd Street.

The timing of improvements will also be impacted by work needed under the streets, such as storm drain replacement.  “There are several locations where we need to deal with failing infrastructure underground before we invest in paving the street,” City Manager Gary Milliman said.  “Funding for this associated work will need to be developed, and this may delay some street projects while we move other up.”

“This plan assumes voter approval of the four-cent per gallon local fuel tax at the May election,” Mayor Jake Pieper said.  “This tax is generating about $290,000 annually and we have been able to do some really good work.”

Pieper noted that a video concerning street improvement projects has been developed and is available for viewing on the City’s website, www.brookings.or.us

2018-19

Ransom from Fawn to Pioneer

Frontage from Ross to Elk

Mendy from Pacific to End

Alder from Hemlock St to Spruce

Seacrest  from Glenwood to Arch

Spruce from Alder to Oak

Various Streets 1” Overlay

2019-20

5th from Barbara to Ransom

Memory from Railroad to Tanbark

Hemlock from Alder to Oak

Maple from Oxford to Alder

7th from Pioneer to Meadow

Various Streets 1” Overlay

2020-21

Seascape from Tanbark to End

Valley from Hillside to Chetco

1th from Ranson to East

Kevin from Hassett to Ransom

Ransom from Kevin to Fawn

Mechekke from Kevin to Fawn

Various Streets 1” Overlay

2021-22

Marine from Old County to Marine

Easy Manor loop

Chetco Ln from Chetco Ave to End

Sandy from Macklyn Cove to End

Mill Beach from Allen to Macklyn Cove

Various Streets 1” Overlay

2022-23

Rowland from Knoll to Arnold

Rowland from Smith to Knoll

Hub from Arnold to End

Allen from Mill Beach to End

Lundeen from Old County to End

Various Streets 1” Overlay

Meanwhile, the City has awarded a contract totaling $466,206.50 to Tidewater Construction for street improvements at the following locations this spring.  This work is in addition to the projects listed in the above referenced five year plan.

 2018 Spring Street Paving

Ransom  from 6th Street to Kevin

Spruce Dr from Alder to Linden

Spruce Dr from Linden to Alder

Alder from Spruce Dr to Railroad

Spruce Drive Loop

Old County between Pacific & Hassett

7th between Hassett and Cemetery

5th between Barbra and Ransom

6th between Jasmine and Ransom

The City will also be patching and paving streets at 11 locations where utility repair and curb ramp work was done over the winter.

Finally, work to complete the Railroad Street reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in April.


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