The city plans to improve Candy Lane between Jackson and Grant Streets. It hosted a public informational meeting Monday evening, November 20, to get public input, and Public Works Director Scott Coker said residents still have time to offer comments.
“They can contact me at the Public Works Department or contact the mayor’s office. We have the information so they can write it down and come and look at the prints,” he said.
Coker said a “rough estimate” of the cost is $3 million. He said 80% will come from the federal government. The city will pick up the rest of the tab.
Half a dozen improvements are planned:
- Remove existing pavement and drainage structures
- Construct new pavement and combination curb and gutter
- Install new inlets and storm sewer pipe
- Construct multi-use path on the east side of Candy Lane
- Install new culverts at three intersections: Candy Lane & Piper Street, Piper Street & White Street, and Candy Lane and Jefferson Street
- Water main and sanitary sewer main replacement
Coker said the project should improve safety and alleviate flooding problems in that part of town.
The underground work will be done by McClure Engineering and the surface work will be done by Maurer-Stutz, Inc. The project is scheduled to begin in 2021, when the funding will be available.
Project Engineer Jeff Spiller of Maurer-Stutz said, “It’s going to take a good, full construction season to get this completed with the hope that you can get it done in one season.” He added it’s possible the drainage projects could be done the year before.