When the City decided to build a new elementary school close to the middle school, John Collins working with a team decided that idea solution to keep traffic moving would be to install a round-a-bout to service both schools.
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.
Cutting the Ribbon – Mayor Jeremy Jensen and Kyle Schneweis
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.
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.