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Posted on: May 14, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Brookings Agrees to Provide Highway 101 Shoulder Maintenance

Weeds and berry vines growing along Highway 101 through Brookings will be getting more attention now that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has entered into agreement with the City to provide highway shoulder maintenance, City Manager Milliman said today.

Beginning July 1, ODOT will be paying the City of Brookings $12,500 a year to control vegetation along 101 in Brookings and two areas at the south end of the Chetco Bridge.

ODOT has been sending a crew down from North Bend twice a year to do this work.

The agreement provides that the City will be cut grass and vegetation and clear storm drain culverts twice a year and street sweep the highway from Carpentervilled Road to Benham Lane every other month. Milliman said shoulder maintanence will be provided more frequently if needed to keep up the City's appearance .

"This is a great example of how units of government can effectively work together to provide a higher level of service and reduce costs," Milliman said.

ODOT intends to perform one last cleanup before the agreement takes effect.

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