Extra funding leads to more road projects in Aberdeen

Additional street improvements are coming to Aberdeen.

On Wednesday, the approved an amendment to their 2016 Transportation Benefit District plan for local roads, funded from tax dollars, which will lead to 9 more local projects being completed.

According to Public Works Director Rick Sangder, the original 7 projects on the list cost the city less, so they want to use the money they have

 

In 2012, the option of a Transportation Benefit District was brought before the City Council.

At the time, the district would impose a sales and use tax of up to thirteen-hundredths of one percent(0.0013) to finance transportation projects. This means that if a resident spends $10 thousand locally, the tax would equal $13 going toward local projects.

This was passed by voters in February of 2013.

 

ORIGINAL PLAN ACTUAL COSTS (TO DATE)

Project City Materials

Contractor

Aberdeen Avenue 249,428.50
Street
Bel-Aire Avenue 9,522.12
Lafayette Street 2,774.97
Decatur Street 38,290.31
Scammel Street See Note 1 See Note 1
Arnold Street See Note 2 See Note 2
SUBTOTAL 50,587.40 249,428.50

 

Note 1: Scammel Street Project was contingent on Safe Routes to School grant which was not obtained.

Note 2: Actual scope of Arnold Street project was greater than anticipated. Project construction will be included in the 2017 TBD package.

RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL SMALL PROJECTS

Project City Materials

Contractor

7th Street off Scammel 3,500.00 (Replace 150’x12’ of roadway)
Broadway at 1st 3,500.00 (Replace 55’x18’ of roadway)
Jefferson & Wishkah 1,700.00 (Replace 72’x12’ of sidewalk and driveway)
9th near East Campus 2,40.00 (Replace 65’x14’ of roadway)
600 Block Terrace 425.00 (Replace 35’x8’ of roadway)
800 Block M Street 1,800.00 (Replace two alley approaches)
100 Block 1st Street 4,500.00 (Replace 140’ of sidewalk and shoiulder)
Wishkah & Washington 3,500.00 (Replace 40’x40’ of roadway)
Market & Washington 3,300.00 (Replace 40’x20’ of roadway)
SUBTOTAL 24,625.00

 

AMENDED PLAN TOTALS

City Materials

Contractor

TOTAL 75,212.40 249,428.50

 

Photo by dbrekke

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