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Traffic count, road condition, base strength, pavement thickness, cost and public input are all factors considered when setting priorities for road repair.
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A visual inspection of each block of street is taken and assigned a numeric value between 1-10.
The list of streets was determined by the Cost Benefit Formula (CBF) utilized by the Public Works Department as well as public input.
Two developers are currently working on plans east of Maxwell and south of Avenue A. The cost of the new streets is bore by the developer with a portion placed on specials to be paid by the new homeowners.
The four quadrants are divided by major arterials of Kansas Avenue and Main Street. The quadrants represent a fair split of the older streets in the City needing attention.
The City Commission is committed to completing at least two projects in each quadrant if the half-cent sales tax is renewed.
A schedule for completing the priority projects has not been determined and will be contingent upon funding sources.
Surveying has been completed to upsize the storm sewer pipe and to install new inlets to alleviate drainage problems in the area.
It is anticipated street improvement needs and related funding will take many, many years to overcome.
Even if the half-cent sales tax is approved for another 10 years, the City will not be able to complete all priority projects by 2030.