More intersection work on tap
City council members spent a significant amount of time discussing the one- & six-year road plan during their Feb. 11 meeting.
Included in the discussion was the city’s engineer, Tom Werblow of Miller & Associates in North Platte.
Last year the city undertook an aggressive plan, replacing a block of asphalt on 4th Street with concrete, replacing the intersection at 4th Street and Lincoln Avenue with concrete and completing nearly $30,000 of asphalt patching on street throughout town.
The construction plan for this year targets more of the deep intersections on the city’s streets.
This year the city has allocated between $90,000 to $110,000 for intersection projects.
The council had to adopt their one- & six-year plan, as required by the state, and then amend the plan to move up some of the projects to this year’s plan.
The council targeted three specific intersections: 5th Street and Garfield Avenue; 5th Street and Sherman Avenue; and 6th Street and Warren Avenue.
City Superintendent Edward Dunn said it may be questionable as to whether the city can get all three of those intersections completed with the money they have budgeted.
Werblow suggested bidding all three intersections as one project and then eliminate one if needed. Dunn said it may be possible to do half of an intersection, such as the one at 6th and Warren. The same may be possible at 5th and Sherman as only one side has the deep dip.