Hall County School District 40-0002 a/k/a Grand Island Public Schools (“GIPS”) constructed a new Stolley Park Elementary School. As part of the project, GIPS expressed a desire to improve traffic flow and safety near the school by way of improvements to William Street. GIPS offered to equally share with the City of Grand Island the cost of improvements to William Street in the area of the newly constructed Stolley Park Elementary. The proposed improvements included reconstruction of a part of William Street in order to align it with Spring Road at the north side of Stolley Park Road.
By realigning William Street with Spring Road on the north side of Stolley Park Road, the City benefited as there is only one (1) intersection instead of two (2) in close proximity to one another. With this shift, safer turn movements off of Stolley Park Road onto William Street or Spring Road occurred especially with the added left turn lanes that were added with Stolley Park Road project.
On March 27, 2018, via Resolution No. 2018-78, City Council approved an interlocal agreement between the City and Grand Island Public Schools to share equally in the cost of improvements to William Street.
On June 26, 2018, via Resolution No. 2018-185 City Council approved an agreement with The Diamond Engineering Company of Grand Island, Nebraska in the amount of $153,283.75 for such project.
On February 12, 2019 City Council approved the Certificate of Final Completion for William Street Paving Improvements; Project No. 2018-P-7 with The Diamond Engineering Company in the amount of $154,982.75, and additional project expenses of $33,713.26; resulting in a total project cost of $188,696.01.