Beatrice Board of Public Works Recommends New Street Plan

BEATRICE – A north Beatrice street reconstruction and finishing an upgrade of the downtown truck routes, are the key projects in this year’s Beatrice one-and-six-year street plan.

The Beatrice Board of Public Works has recommended sending the plan to the Mayor and City Council, for approval.

Street Superintendent Jason Moore says the reconstruction project is Sargent Street, between Ashland Avenue and Ridgeview Drive.

:29                  “have the drainage”

The street is along the north side of Neapco Manufacturing.  Ridgeview Drive extends north toward the Hybrid Turkeys hatchery facility.

Moore and City Engineer James Burroughs reviewed the plan with the Board of Public Works Wednesday, saying projects not meeting a sufficiency rating and on-site inspection, are placed in the first year of the schedule.

Moore described the downtown truck route work being planned.

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Armor coating…a maintenance procedure….is planned again on several streets.  Burroughs says the city will try for the first time, a rejuvenator process on some newer asphalt streets.

:29                  “to that asphalt”

The process may help roads hold up, where a good road base already exists. It will be tried on downtown truck routes.  The city has experimented with some test sections on 13th Street.

The second year of the plan includes work on Ella, Perkins, 4th, 5th and 8th Streets. Longer range projects are less certain, as to when work will be done.  Moore says a future idea could focus on a small two-way stretch of Ella, west of the Municipal Auditorium.

:09                  “at…landscaping”

In the more distant future, a stretch of 13th between Oak and Beaver Streets…where concrete is failing…could make the list of work.

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