Reconstruction work began on May 31st at Western Hills Way. New culvert pipe, curb and guttering, asphalt and almost all of the sidewalk has been put in from Western Hills Loop to Pine Tree Lane. At this time, the crew is finishing up the sidewalk and prospective bike path. The cost to Western Hills Way as of October 31 is $292,525.06. Please drive with caution through this project as our guys are still working out there and will be landscaping as well.
Another project that has recently been completed 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 has been installed, new asphalt finished up the project. Long Street has been widened to 3 lanes, with the center lane for turning. The project has been completed as of November 21. A total cost for Long Street will be updated soon. There is a lot going on in this area, besides the City working, please use caution while driving.
Beginning November 7th, the Long Street crew has started a complete rebuild of Burnett Drive from approximately west of Long Street to Beard Drive. Burnett will also be widened to three lanes, with new culvert pipe, curb and guttering, and sidewalk put in on both sides of the street.
The Maintenance crew is currently working on sign maintenance, cleaning out bridges of brush and trash, checking and cleaning culverts as needed, and getting ready for the winter and possibility of snow at times. A number of streets have been overlayed; Cedar Street, Russell Street, Locust, Lucerne, Blackberry and Spring Street have gotten a new coat of asphalt. Waverly on the north side of 9th Street, South Street, Fairgrounds Drive, Western Hills Loop, Skeet Street and Baker Street have also been overlayed. There are a number of streets near Pinkston Middle School that are scheduled for overlays in the future.
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.