From the City of Grand Island:
The city of Grand Island Public Works Department announces a public meeting regarding the Grand Island Resurfacing Project.
All interested citizens are invited to attend this event which will be held on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 100 E. First St.
This resurfacing project will take place at various locations throughout the city.
It will consist of typical asphalt mill and overlay construction activities, done by removing the top surface of existing bituminous surfacing by cold milling and placement of new asphaltic concrete. In addition, sidewalk curb ramps will be reconstructed to Americans with Disabilities Act standards at all intersections.
Work is planned at the following locations.
· Blaine Street – Garland Street to the Beltline Trail
· First Street – Walnut Street to Sycamore Street
· North Road - 13th Street to State Street
· Independence Avenue – Capital Avenue to Nebraska Highway 2
· Broadwell Avenue - Anna Street to State Street
Select locations have been identified for complete pavement removal and reconstruction due to the lack of structural capacity of the existing pavement.
These locations include two blocks on First Street and the southern portion of Independence Avenue.
This project is made possible through funds provided by the Nebraska Department of Roads Surface Transportation Program and the Federal Highway Administration. The approximate cost for construction is currently estimated at $2.8 million.
Twenty percent of project costs will be funded by the city of Grand Island. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2013 and be completed in late fall of 2013.
City personnel and the design consultant, Olsson Associates, will lead a discussion on the resurfacing project, show the preliminary design, and will be available to answer questions.
For individuals requiring special accommodations, please call Scott Griepenstroh at 308-385-5444, ext. 265.