2022 Street & Sidewalk Improvements
2022 will be another active year within our Beautiful Historic Downtown. Staff is working with our contractors to fully reconstruct 4th Ave from Farmer St. south all the way to Oak St. We will then shift our focus to reconstructing the roadway and curb and gutter on Walnut St. from 2nd Ave to 3rd St. Additionally, we have both 1st and 2nd Streets just south of the square under contract to mill down the top 2 inches of old asphalt and apply a new 2” asphalt top course to drastically improve the surface of those roadways. All of these projects include pedestrian amenities and provide multimodal connectivity within the Downtown. This year we will also construct the primary pathway that, in the future, will provide connectivity to the Finley River Park, Finley River Trail, Neal and Betty Grubaugh Park, and Garrison Springs. All of these projects are geared toward giving the pedestrians priority and enhancing the walkability of the Downtown while still providing efficient vehicular circulation.
In the Fall of 2022, crews will transition to the Ward I to make some much-needed improvements to W. Daniel Lane. This residential collector was built well before the City had adopted our current design standards for asphalt and subgrade construction. Throughout the years, as neighborhoods to the south and east have developed, Daniel Lane has bore the brunt of a significant amount of construction and commercial traffic. Our crews have attempted to keep this street functioning. However, this year the Board of Aldermen (BOA) approved the funding to repair this street and properly repair this roadway structurally.
In the Fall of 2022, crews will focus on an industrial area located within Ward III of the City. Boat St. was originally developed in the County and has developed into an industrial area that is home to several businesses and manufacturing facilities. This commercial collector was built well before the City had adopted our current design standards for asphalt and subgrade construction. Our crews will be completely rebuilding a large portion of the “circle” on Boat St. and then milling and resurfacing a significant amount of roadway to the east. Additionally, we will mill and resurface a large portion of 17th St. from HWY J to Hopedale Ave.