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City officials say it will be a very busy construction season

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Published: Apr. 6, 2018 at 6:47 PM CDT
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Orange cones and signs will soon become a common sight, City Engineer Brian Faust warns drivers.

"We really will be getting kicked off, probably in late May with a couple projects in April, but it's going to be a very busy construction season,” he said.

During Friday’s news conference, the city’s pavement management program outlined seven upcoming construction projects.

Here is a list of the major street projects beginning this spring/summer:

  • SW 29th and Burlingame Intersection
  • SW 21st and Kansas Avenue Intersection
  • SW Arvonia Place / Huntoon Street / I-470 Ramp
  • SW Gage – 21st to 25th
  • N. Vail – NW Gordon to Hwy Frontage Road
  • SE Adams – 29th to 33rd

They range from preventative maintenance, major rehabilitation and reconstruction, to full depths and repairs and stop gap measures.

"A core part of everything we do is pavement management. Making the streets a better condition, but we also have to do things for traffic capacity to help reduce conditions. Sometimes we do projects for traffic safety if we have an accident history with things like that,” Director of Public Works Jason Peek said.

The estimated $24 million cost, mostly funded using the half cent sales tax, will also be used to micro surface or crack seal 83 lane miles.

The city said the new method targets streets that do not need a complete rebuild.

"It's helping us understand how to best invest the dollars that the community gets that we improve our overall conditions of our streets and get a good service life out of them,” Peek explained.

As the orange cones and barricades go up Faust said he is working with residents and store owners to keep businesses accessible.

"There's always impact no matter how hard we try, but we'll try and limit those as much as we can," Faust added.

Most projects will begin April 30th and are expected to be complete late November.

For more information on the upcoming projects click

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