Reconstruction work began on May 31st at Western Hills Way. New culvert pipe, curb and guttering, sidewalk and asphalt will go in from Western Hills Loop to Pine Tree Lane. At this time, the crew is working on curb installation. Curb and gutter is in on both sides of Western Hills Way, from Pine Tree Lane to the bottom of the hill by the creek. They are working on curb installation on the West side of Western Hills Way at this time, making it past Vermont Drive. The Maintenance crew is working on digging out Western Hills Way from Pine Tree Lane toward the creek at this time. The cost to Western Hills Way as of August 31 is $193,426.96. Please drive with caution through this area.
Another project that has recently begun is at Long Street behind Baxter Regional Medical Center. The crew started June 14th to do a complete rebuild from Burnett Drive to Bordeaux Drive. New culvert pipe, curbing and guttering, and sidewalk on both sides of the street will be installed, finishing up with new asphalt. When completed, Long Street will be a 3-lane street, with the center lane acting as a turn lane. Currently, curb and gutter is almost completed on both sides of Long Street. Besides this construction crew working there, part of the Maintenance crew has been digging out the road getting it ready for asphalt. There is a lot going on in this area, besides the City working, please use caution while driving. The cost as of August 31 is $102,110.90.
The rest of the Maintenance crew is currently working on sign maintenance, mowing right of ways and spraying weeds. There are various streets scheduled for overlays. Cedar Street, Russell Street, Locust, Lucerne, Blackberry and Spring Street have already been overlayed with new asphalt. Waverly on the north side of 9th Street has also been overlayed. Also, a number of streets near Pinkston Middle School that are scheduled for overlays in the near future. No overlays have been done for the month of August.
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 HAS A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THAT WILL ISSUE CITATIONS FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CHOOSE TO BLOW GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES INTO THE STREET AND DRAINAGE DITCHES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.