Sycamore Underpass is closed for reconstruction. The work will take approximately 10 months. According to John Collins, Public Works Director, the early estimates for failure of the underpass was one year.
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.
It will be the first time Grand Island has used polyurethane foam to level a street in Grand Island, according to John Collins. It will be used to level South Locust Street.
John Collins says the patch they are performing on First Street in Grand Island will stabilized the roadbed.
John Collins explains how some road improvements are made in the City of Grand Island using road improvement districts and accessing the property owner.
Sara Kirkley interviews John Collins concerning roads construction during the Nebraska State Fair.
The Capital and Broadwell Intersection will remain closed until early October, according to John Collins, Public Works Director.