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Repaving continues in College Acres area


Park Avenue and 52nd Street have been repaved, and work is currently underway on Oriole Drive (from Racine to Cardinal drives) and Clear Run Drive (from College Acres to Cardinal drives).

Most work will occur between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sporadic lane or full road closures are expected for short periods of time, but every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to traffic and neighborhood access.

The $1.2 million, month-long street paving project in the College Acres area is the first major roadway contract in the city’s 5-Year Improvement Plan, which includes a $41 million list of projects approved by City Council last year. 

Five cents of the city’s overall property tax rate supports the five-year plan that includes infrastructure and repair of public facilities that had been put on hold during the economic downturn. The funds have been put into a separate account that cannot be used for anything else. According to the 2012 City Survey, maintenance and infrastructure needs are the top priority for city residents.

Repaving of the following streets is expected to be complete by the end of September:
  • Oriole Drive from Racine Drive to Cardinal Drive
  • Clear Run Drive from College Acres Drive to Cardinal Drive
  • Mallard Drive from Rill Road to Widgeon Drive
  • Rose Avenue from Riegel Road to Hooker Road

A full road closure will be necessary on Rose Avenue near Andover Drive when excavation begins for the stormwater drainage improvement work. 

Click here for more information on the 5-Year Improvement Plan.

See a map of upcoming projects.

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