Road District 2 continues construction of Midwest Blvd. between Forrest Hills and Charter Oak. Weather has been good for construction and progress has been made. The old chip-seal surface has been ground up and compacted. For more than a week we have focused on resurfacing the failed and problematic road portions with uniform ground shale. Culverts 60ft long 16″ steel pipe for Oak Valley and a 52ft 16″ pipe for Rancho Dr. will be placed soon. Asphalt is getting close.
Simmons Rd. starting at Douglas Blvd. and proceeding west 6/10 of a mile has a new look. It is wide and it is clear. With Phillips 66 footing materials and the district doing the work, the project is moving well with 3/10s basically ready for asphalt. We plan to install the new short bridge within the next few months. About 700 square yards of fill will be needed soon so arrangements are being made to mine it close by. The commissioners have agreed unanimously to use $50,000 from our CBRI fund to pave the additional 4/10 mile to Midwest.
We replaced an old, partially collapsed culvert on Anderson south of Forrest Hill with a 6’ x 50’ steel culvert. Two culverts 10×40 have been ordered to replace a 60ft 3 ton bridge on Triplett Rd (Channel Rd) east of Westminster to serve as a temporary bridge till funds are acquired for a permanent bridge. A single 9×40 will replace a small bridge on Westminster south of Hwy 33.
The solid waste cleanup program in which we have participated has expired. However, this program has proven cost effective so we will continue to provide this service for public use free of charge. If you would like to help with the roadside cleanup in District 2, we accept old sofas, TVs, mattresses and junk.
The dumpster is located at the District 2 county shop at 1550 N. Midwest Blvd. and is available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri., except for holidays. If you need to come on Saturday, you can make an appointment by calling the office at 282-3405 or my cell phone at 650-0384. The dumpster is available for solid waste only. Items which will not be accepted include garbage (any kind of food or vegetation), hazardous materials, appliances containing Freon, and rubber tires and liquids.