One Percent Tax: Concrete curb/gutter & overlay projects making progress in Riverton

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The major concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk replacement program, street overlays, and utility line replacements funded by the one percent optional sales tax in Riverton is on schedule. Utility Division Manager Dawn Willhelm reported in a memo to the mayor, council and executive staff on Tuesday “that about 50 percent of the scheduled streets have been addressed, and 30 percent of the concrete work has been completed.” Willhelm noted that the concrete contractor is on schedule, and that work this week is on North Broadway and East Park. “Many of the remaining streets will require more extensive replacements.” She noted that all concrete work east of Federal Boulevard has been completed.

The Woodridge Estates street asphalt overlay project is essentially complete with only North 16th East remaining. Deteriorating concrete curbs and gutters were replaced in that area last fall and this spring. “The contractor is currently adjusting manholes and water valves to grade so concrete collars may be placed on appurtenances,” she wrote in the memo. Completion of this portion of the one cent optional projects is due by the end of the month.

In regards the South Federal/East Monroe reconstruction, Willhelm noted that water and sewer lines are now being installed on the West side of the East Monroe intersection with Federal. The East side of the intersection was reopened to traffic this week.

Still to come is the major patching project around the city on streets identified by the For Our Roads Citizens Committee (FORCC) and approved by the city council. “This project will closely coordinate behind the completed work from the miscellaneous concrete project,” Willhelm said.

 

2 Comments

  1. Randy Perry

    "All concrete work east of Federal Blvd has been completed"?? Oh,Dawn Willhelm, I certainly hope not. Please come take a look for yourself on Pershing Ave from 12th Street east beyond 16th Street. There are MANY areas of concrete work that STILL need to be done…and we all pay the extra 1% optional sales tax too. (Margaret Perry)

  2. Ed Maitner

    Totally agree with that, I'm guessing the reason for that is we are the old side of town,maybe we don't pay as much in taxes is the reason we don't get anything done over here…got to keep them west sider's happy you know!!!

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