November 19, 2019 began a complete rebuild project at Burnett Drive. This two-lane road will be rebuilt with a third lane from just west of the newly rebuilt Long Street down to Beard Drive. New drain culvert, curbing and guttering along with new sidewalk on both sides of the street will go in, and new asphalt will complete the project. To date, the cost to Burnett Drive is $353,421.86. The crew is working towards the intersection with new curbs down to Buttercup Drive. They continue to work on the Medical Plaza Drive complete rebuild, beginning at Hospital Drive and completing at Buttercup. The reason for this rebuild is working with Baxter Regional Medical Center and their parking lot drainage issues while they are building their surgical center.
The Medical Plaza rebuild project began on June 29. New drainage culvert along with curbing and guttering and new sidewalk on both sides of this street will go in and new asphalt will finish it up as well. When the crew has the Medical Plaza project completed, they will then go back to Burnett Drive and complete that project which was to finish at Beard Drive, but will now complete at Buttercup. With Burnett Drive complete, this will have the hospital surrounded by 3-lane roads that will have traffic flowing much better. It has taken a little bit longer at this project because of the rock they have been hammering to install the new culvert pipe. With the new drainage culvert installed, the crew is now working on pouring new curbs and sidewalks. Currently the cost to Medical Plaza is at $102,020.86.
Gentry Street, off of Coley Drive, has undergone a complete rebuild with new curb and guttering, drainage culvert and sidewalks. We are currently waiting for the new hot mix asphalt to be put down to complete this project. Market Street and Thorn Street are also undergoing a complete rebuild now that Gentry is completed. Market Street and Thorn Street will each have a complete rebuild with new drainage culvert, curb and guttering, sidewalk and finish off with new asphalt.
The Maintenance crew is currently working on sign maintenance, cleaning storm inlet boxes, checking and cleaning culverts as needed, and any regular street maintenance. A few from the Maintenance crew have cleared brush for the new Mountain Home Fire Department location, currently they are waiting for a new driveway permit from ARDOT to start hauling fill to the location. This is at 62 East, just to the west of CR 28.
For additional monthly updates, please see the Minutes from the Street Committee meetings.
City Ordinance Reminders:
Ordinance Number 93-021, Section 1 of the City of Mountain Home Code states residents of the City of Mountain Home are prohibited from depositing or placing leaves, grass, debris or any other article on the city's streets or on drainage right-of-ways. Residents are prohibited from burning leaves, grass, debris or any other article on the city's streets or in ditches which are a part of the city's drainage system.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WILL ISSUECITATIONS FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CHOOSE TO BLOW GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES INTO THE STREET AND DRAINAGE DITCHES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.