Money saved — so more roads to be paved
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org September 18, 2012 1:36PM
Updated: September 18, 2012 1:36PM
WINFIELD — Because money was saved on the cost estimates of some projects already completed, more of the town’s road bond proceeds are available to do more roadwork.
Town Engineer Tony Kenning from the firm DLZ was happy to announce at the Sept. 11 Town Council meeting that some of the money that had been set-aside for projects was not needed — the roads in question were not as terrible as they could have been.
“They were not as bad as five years ago,” said Kenning. He had anticipated much more necessary undercutting to get the roads up to town standards.
Of the original amount of just over $1,176,000 available for road work, about $849,000 has been used. That leaves just over $326,000.
Clerk-Treasurer Rick Anderson reminded the council that with allowances he worked into the original figures, there is $401,000 available.
The council had Kenning prepare a list of potential projects. Among them are removal of the bump on 117th Avenue at an estimated $12,500; repaving about 350 feet remainging on Floyd Court for about $25,000; crack-seal on 109th Avenue, Grand Boulevard, Arizona Street and Green Place for $50,000; work on the hill on 121st Avenue for up to $20,000 and 117th Avenue east of State Street for no more than $30,000.
The reconstruction of 121st Avenue within corporate limits of the town could cost over a half of a million dollars by itself.
They will also have to look at work on 117th Avenue as it goes from Randolph Street to the west gate at Lakes of the Four Seasons. Beyond the gate is Four Seasons’ property, but the section from Randolph Street became the responsibility of the town at the last annexation.