This project consisted of typical asphalt mill and overlay construction activities, which is done by removing the top of existing bituminous surfacing by cold milling and placement of new Asphaltic Concrete. Work was performed at the following locations.
· Blaine Street – Garland Street to the Beltline Trail
· First Street – Walnut Street to Sycamore Street
· North Road - 13th Street to State Street
· Independence Avenue – Capital Avenue to Nebraska Highway 2
· Broadwell Avenue - Anna Street to State Street
Map of Resurfacing Locations
Select locations were identified for complete pavement removal and reconstruction due to the lack of structural capacity of the existing pavement. These locations included two blocks on First Street, the southern portion of Independence Avenue, and the east side of Broadwell Avenue from Division Street to Second Street.
Sidewalk curb ramps were reconstructed to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards at all intersections.
This project was made possible through funds provided by the Nebraska Department of Roads Surface Transportation Program and the Federal Highway Administration. The total project cost was estimated at $3.9 million. Approximately 30% of project costs are to be funded by the City of Grand Island. This project relieves the City of Grand Island from funding these improvements solely with the Streets Division Resurfacing funds or the Capital Improvement Program fund.
The Engineering Firm, Olsson Associates completed preliminary engineering and environmental clearance services. Vontz Paving, Inc. of Hastings was awarded the $3,137,600 contract to construct the project. Diamond Engineering of Grand Island performed the concrete pavement and sidewalk reconstruction work.