Adams Street and Stolley Park Road Intersection

Traffic will be delay while a traffic signal at that intersection is being installed.  John Collins, Public Works Director, says the additional signal will allow drivers to passed safety after new school opens.

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Sidewalks and Parking Lots

John Collins, Public Works Director, gave a presentation to the City Council on sidewalks and parking lots.

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State of Public Works Department

John Collins, Public Works Director/City Engineer, will present to the City Council the state of the Public Works Department.

Article – February 7

Article – February 6

Study Session

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Accident at Uncontrolled Intersections

John Collins, Public Works Director, says there are not more accidents at uncontrolled intersections vs. controlled intersections.  The main cause of accident is uncontrolled maneuvers by drivers.

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Roundabouts on Hwy 281

John Collins, Public Works Director, recommends a dynamic synchronization system for signals over roundabouts for Hwy 281.

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Capital Avenue – Ribbon Cutting

 

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John Collins, Public Works Director/City Engineer talks about the Capital Avenue Project

 

Capital Avenue, in Grand Island, NE, is now open to traffic.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, November 10.   Among the worth attendees were the Mayor, Jeremy Jensen; City Administrator, Marlin Ferguson; Public Works Director/City Engineer, John Collins; Department of Roads Director, Kyle Schneweis; and Council Members and Citizens of Grand Island.

 

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Cutting the Ribbon – Mayor Jeremy Jensen and Kyle Schneweis

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First Truck to roll down Capital Avenue

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City of Grand Island Seeks Tax Increase to Improve Infrastructure

The City Council approve a measure to put a one-half cent sales tax measure on the November 8, 2016, ballot to improve the city’s infrastructure.  John Collins, Public Works Director, said the budget for capital improvement projects keeps going down — declining in the last 16 years from $6 million to less than $4 million.

Article – Sara Kirkley; NTV

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The Sycamore underpass a good example of some of the repairs that are needed around the City of Grand Island.  John Collins provided a tour of the Sycamore Underpass and pointed out drainage problems, rebar issues, and side walls are tilting inwards.

Article – Harold Reutter; The Independent

 

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