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 from their new outpatient surgical center.
The crew currently working at Medical Plaza is just about to Hospital Drive, and this rebuild project is 95% completed. From Medical Plaza, they will 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.
Gentry Street, off of Coley Drive, has undergone a complete rebuild with new curb and guttering, drainage culvert and sidewalks. The project is on hold, waiting for the new hot mix asphalt to be put down to complete. Market Street has been rebuilt and is also waiting for hot mix asphalt. The crew working at Thorn Street has this street almost completed, and it too, will have new asphalt soon.
Sealed bids for Overlays will be opened April 22 at 2:00 p.m. The rebuilt streets that have been waiting for asphalt will see it put down in the next month.
Besides working at the street rebuild projects, the Maintenance crew is currently working on sign maintenance, checking and cleaning culverts as needed, and trimming weeds at the curb and sidewalk line. The City tractor and mower has been out, mowing the City rights-of-ways.
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.