The City of Brookings is spending over $1.5 million on street and sidewalk improvements in 2022.
A $709,720 contract for repaving and patching several city streets was awarded by the City Council this week.
Funding for the work will be from the proceeds of the City’s voter-approved local fuel tax.
The contract was awarded to Tidewater Contractors, of Brookings. Work will include repaving on Alder Street, Memory Lane, Buena Vista Loop, Marine Drive and a portion of Mill Beach Road. The work is scheduled to begin within the next few weeks.
Street patching at various locations around town is also included in the contract, and this work may extend into spring 2023.
“This is all a part of our long-term program to improve and maintain City streets,” said Mayor Ron Hedenskog.
Meanwhile, work on the Railroad Street improvement project is continuing, The project involves constructing storm water inlets and pipe, and then installing curb, gutter and sidewalk along both sides of Railroad at various locations between Center Street and Mill Beach Road. That $527,000 project was contracted to McLennen Excavators of Brookings.