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, 2020. 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.
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 has moved over to Thorn Street completing a rebuild of that street.
The Maintenance crew is currently working on sign maintenance, cleaning storm inlet boxes, checking and cleaning culverts as needed, and they have started trimming weeds at the curb and sidewalk line. The crack sealer is out and repairing cracks in the streets, along with any regular street maintenance. The City tractor and mower will be out before long, starting on City rights-of-way mowing.
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.