John Collins, formerly the Public Works Director for the City of Grand Island, was named the new Director of Utilities for the City of Amarillo. John started serving the City on Monday, September 26. 2022.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins Safety Award, Again
John Collins, Public Works Director said “It is not the first time the city has received the awards, but it is no less an honor.” The award is to not only recognize safety in wastewater facilities, but also to promote it.
Eddy Street Underpass
After the long construction of the Eddy Street Underpass, there is still work that needs to be done. “If you were walking under there, you could look at the concrete on the retaining walls and you’d see cracks and you’d see chips off of it,” Collins noted. “And, some places, you might even see some pieces of metal, which is the rebar that gives it’s strength to the concrete and it would be rusty.”
Roundabout Near Hy-Vee Opens
The major Old Potash project has completed a new phase. The roundabout near Hy-vee is now open. It is the City’s first multi-lane roundabout.
Five Points – House May Need to be Removed
A house near the location of the future Five Point Roundabout may need to be removed to make room for the construction. According to John Collins, the Nebraska Department of Transportation is currently acquiring the land that will be needed for this project.
$8 Million Sewerage Project at Airport
Five Points Roundabout Delayed
Public Works Director John Collins made a report to the Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday. Included in the report his said that the bid for the Five Point Roundabout should occur in the Fall of 2022.
Construction of a new roundabout by Claude Road is being constructed to help alleviate some of the traffic off of Diers Avenue.
Grand Island Street Flood
“They didn’t do any flood projects for 50 years here,” said Director of Public Works John Collins. “They did not clean the drainage structure or reset the flow lines for 50 years, we’re catching up on that.”
On March 10, 2020, John Collins, City Engineer, present the Council with an innovated plans where the City and the homeowner could repair sidewalks that did not met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.