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3/16/2017 3:49:00 PM
Wyoming holds streets open house; must mean spring is not far-off

Wyoming City street projects on Goodview Avenue south of Wyoming Trail-- and 250th from #61 to Goodview-- were presented in-depth at an open house at city hall March 9.  Residents could look at roadway designs and aerial depictions of segments of the work area, laid end-to-end on long tables, and speak directly with one of two WSB engineers attached to the open house.

Wyoming initiated a pavement management plan a few years ago;  that identified streets’ deterioration levels and got to work addressing the worst areas The inner “old town” part of Wyoming streets was done first.  For 2017 the city proposes reconstructing Goodview, widening it from about 24 o 32 feet and tackling drainage and stormwater management conerns.  Because the Goodview road surface will be widened and because the ditches will be used for drainage management there is no sidewalk included in the vast majority of the work zone.  (Only where curb and gutter exists at  the north end.)

The parking lot at Goodview Park will also be paved.

Assessment amounts are pending and will be set later.  In an earlier public hearing it was stated there are 75 properties identified as benefitting and potentially assessable.

The stormwater portion of the projects will not be assessed, as Wyoming collects a stormwater fee that goes into an account, designated for this type of improvement.  The council has also already approved a request for 2017 state street aid release in the amount of $2.18 million,  to ensure a timely appropriation process is in place.

The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District managers have yet to see final plans for the project. Mike Kinney, Watershed District Director, told the Press he expects the stormwater handling will be through swales and infiltration. The watershed district does need to determine the project meets stormwater rules.
The first neighborhood meeting was held in September 2016, and there has been a comprehensive timeline put together beginning from the very first council action, which is available on the Wyoming City website.

According to the information last week,  the project is scheduled for substantial completion by October 2017.  Council could be seeing bids for a possible award by next month.

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