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
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
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
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
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
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
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.