The City Council approved street improvements for 2011 at the improvement hearings held on January 10, pending the bid prices received from contractors. The City anticipates receiving favorable pricing once again this year as contractors continue to look for work while the economy slowly recovers. The savings might not be quite as significant due to the dramatic rise in fuel prices, but would still be a benefit for all residents of the City as well as residents of the proposed project streets.
Dianna Lane will be fully reconstructed from Reidmond Avenue to the end of the road. The hill from County Road B2 to Reidmond Avenue was reconstructed in 1999 when County Road B2 was improved. Curb and gutter will be added on both sides, but the road will remain intact on the hill. The rest of the road will be reconstructed with curb, gutter, and storm sewer improvements including rain gardens.
The streets scheduled for mill and overlays are Jessica Court, Ontario Road from County Road D south to the cul-de-sac, and Payne Avenue. Those streets will have approximately one to two inches of asphalt milled off of the existing surface and then will receive an asphalt overlay that will restore the crown to the road to improve drainage and provide a smoother driving surface. Sections of concrete curb will be replaced if they have failed.