City of Grand Island Transit

On Tuesday, the Grand Island City Council was presented with the transit plan for the city/county. John Collins, Public Works Director, said the Hall County had successfully run the program for 30 years, and now it has been the City’s responsibility since July 2016.

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School District Construction Projects

John Collins, Public Works Director, recommends that parents get familiar with the roundabout before school starts.

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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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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

Video – Russ Batenhorst; NBC Nebraska

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