Ward 3 Roads Updates

Update for Feb 2016. The city engineer said in a recent meeting he’s begun to compile a list of the worst roads in the city. This list will be presented to the Mayor and city council sometime this Spring. Then city council will have to figure out which roads should be repaired, and how to pay for it. Remember, the Mayor presented a budget for 2016 that spends $1.1 million more than it brings in. Join our email update list to get notified of new street updates when we find out about them.

Update for 2015. Here is a list of roads to be done. Join our email update list to get notified of new street updates when we find out about them.

I live on Alla Drive, right at the corner of Laura Lee. We had our road repaved about five years ago if I remember correctly. But many of you who live in Ward 3 have not had your street redone yet, and some of them are really in poor condition.

So how does the city determine which roads to fix? Here’s what I can determine through a little bit of research.

Step 1: The City Engineer Rates The Roads
The process is the engineer examines all the roads and rates them on a scale of bad to worst and presents the findings to Council and the Mayor.

Step 2: City Council Members Get Ratings
Now City Council can talk about the ratings. Hopefully, each council person serves the residents of their own ward and advocates for their worst streets to be fixed.

Step 3: City Gets Bids For Road Work
At least three bids are gathered for the work.

Step 4: City Council Choose Bid
Now City Council can review the bids and choose the best one.

Step 5: Work Is Done
At this point the contractor has been selected and the work is done.