City’s one- and six-year street program approved

6th Street Road Construction in York, NE

YORK – Each spring, the city’s public works director brings forward the proposed one- and six-year street program, which outlines construction projects which had been prioritized for this construction season and those into the future.

The one-year program is obviously for this year, the six-year program includes projects “on the shelf” which will be done next year or in the years to come.

The one-year program, as presented by York Public Works Director James Paul, includes the following projects:

  • South 50th Street from Lincoln Avenue to the west, reconstruction with surface converting from asphalt to concrete, with an estimated cost of $209,000
  • Blackburn Avenue, Third Street to Ninth Street, reconstruction with surface converting from asphalt and brick to concrete, with a value just under $700,000
  • ADA ramps associated with rehabilitation and reconstruction with a value of $180,221
  • Eighth Street, from Grant to Nebraska, reconstruction with surface converting from brick to concrete, with a value of $150,000

On the six-year program are the following projects:

  • Fourth Street west, city limits to Greenwood Avenue, rehabilitation
  • West frontage road by Case dealer, reconstruction with surface converting from asphalt to concrete
  • Eighth Street, from Platte Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, reconstruction with surface converting from brick to concrete
  • 25th Street, from Lincoln Avenue to the east city limits, reconstruction with surface converting from asphalt to concrete
  • Grant Avenue from South 21st Street to Nobes Road, rehabilitation

During this past week’s one- and six-year public hearing, Paul told the council how the projects on the one-year plan will finish up the projects which haven’t yet been completed in the city’s large-scale street program which has been underway for a couple of years thanks to low-interest bonding.

He said the six-year program will include some sections near areas where the county might be doing work (in its jurisdiction) in the future.

“The work on Blackburn Avenue is about to begin, as it is slated to take place from Third to Sixth Street, starting April 1,” Paul said. “We have been in contact with the post office about how mailboxes will have to be temporarily moved, as will trash receptacles.” He said other agencies will also be contacted regarding first response in emergencies, such as York Fire Department, York Police Department, the schools, 911 dispatch, etc. “We will speak with all of these before the street closure.”

The York City Council accepted the one- and six-year street program as presented.

 

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