PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
October 17, 2022
FUEL TAX USE HISTORY
POSTED ON CITY WEBSITE
The City of Brookings has posted a spreadsheet on its website outlining the streets and sidewalks that have been improved over the last five years using the proceeds of the local fuel tax.
“We have received several inquiries from Brookings voters about how the proceeds of the local fuel tax have been used,” City Manager Pro Tem Gary Milliman said.
Milliman noted that use of fuel tax proceeds is restricted to street and sidewalk repairs and improvements.
The types of street improvements have included resurfacing, application of a “slurry seal” to increase the pavement life of streets showing wear, and pothole patching. Streets that have been resurfaced or slurry sealed include:
The City has also used the funds to install sidewalks and handicap ramps at various locations around town. “We have done a lot of ‘gap’ sidewalk installation,” Milliman said. “One example of this is the sidewalk realignment and extension on Oak Street between Chetco Avenue and Redwood Street, a section that was previously almost impossible to navigate with a wheelchair or baby stroller.”
A complete list of projects funded by the local fuel tax can be found on the City’s website, https://www.brookings.or.us/DocumentCenter/View/2242/Five-Year-Street-Plan
“We still have a lot of work to do,” Milliman noted. “For example, we will be doing a major reconstruction project on Rowland Lane following the replacement of the sewer main that runs under that street within the next couple of years.” Resurfacing projects on Memory Lane and Buena Vista Loop are scheduled for 2023.
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