Committee sets $3.5 million for city street work
The Fairfield City Council Public Safety and Transportation Committee has drafted a $3.5 million plan to accelerate street repairs during the next couple years.
According to the plan agreed on by the committee Thursday evening, almost $3 million of the anticipated bonding would be earmarked for the full reconstruction of 31 blocks of street:
• Lowe Avenue from Second Street to Fourth Street,
• Cromwell Street from Burlington Avenue to Briggs Avenue,
• Madison Avenue from Fourth Street to Fifth Street,
• Third Street from Harrison Avenue to Madison Avenue,
• Fifth Street from Fillmore Avenue to Madison Avenue,
• Lowe Street from Main Street to C Street,
• Second Street from Fillmore Avenue to Harrison Avenue,
• Briggs Avenue from Forest Drive to Morgan Street,
• Lowe Avenue from D Street to F Street,
• Stone Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street,
• and Stone Avenue from B Street to D Street.
The plan calls for an additional $445,000 to go into resurfacing 16th Street from Burlington Avenue to Grimes Avenue; Washington Avenue from Main Street to D Street; and Madison Avenue from Fifth Street to Sixth Street. Another $53,000 and $40,000 would go toward patching and sealcoating respectively.
Committee chairman Ron Adam was especially adamant about the city’s need to keep on top of potholes and instructed public works superintendent Darrel Bisgard to make patching a higher priority.
For the complete article, see the Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.