The City Council approved the Public Work’s Streets Improvement Plan. John Collins said the street improvement projects scheduled for 2018 include the Highway 281 project underway by the Nebraska Department of Roads, the Stolley Park Road reconfiguration, work on the Sycamore Street underpass, improvements to 13th Street from North Road to Diers Avenue, and improvements to Old Potash Highway.
John Collins explains how plan road improvements my reduce the accidents at Highway 281 and Old Potash.
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.
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.
The City of Grand Island had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Head Works at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. It was hosted by John Collins, Public Works Director. Attendees included the Mayor, City Administrator, and other City Council Members.
John Collins will present the 2015 Road Improvement Plans to the City Council on February 10 and 24. The biggest project are Capital Avenue widening.