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. As of June 30, 2020, a section of Burnett from the project beginning to Burnett Drive has been paved, and the last section of sidewalk is going in. The cost to Burnett Drive is $336,488.73. The crew has reached the intersection at Bucher Drive, and they are temporarily stopping this project to move over to Medical Plaza Drive for a complete rebuild of that street, 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.
Gentry Street, off of Coley Drive, is undergoing a complete rebuild with new curb and guttering, drainage culvert, sidewalks and hot mix asphalt. Market Street and Thorn Street will also undergo a complete rebuild when Gentry is completed. As of September 16, the crew working at Gentry has finished, and all that is left is to lay the asphalt. This crew has now moved over to Market Street for 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. The City rights of way are also being mowed throughout the summer months into fall. A crew is at Carlile Highlands replacing a broken sidewalk at Katherine and they previously poured a pad for the new Police Department canine.
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.