|10/31/2019 3:36:00 PM|
Wyoming holding 2020 road projects public hearing
The Wyoming 2020 street projects are being reviewed in a hearing scheduled by the City Council for November 19. The costs will be assessed to adjacent parcels and it’s important to attend this hearing and learn details, according to city engineer Mark Erichson.
Erichson told the city council at their last meeting the staff have met with some affected residents in neighborhood meetings because the people who live there know about drainage problems, road peculiarities, etc.
The council was being asked to accept the engineering feasibility study at its meeting October 15, which passed 5-0.
The roads impacted next year are west of the freeway-- around Everton, 264th, 263 and 261. Erichson said they were built in the 1970s and this project will be a reconstruction. Widths are going to pretty much be held to 28 feet. There’s going to be concrete curb and gutter. The roads are not going to be “state standards” compliant because the use doesn’t warrant the extra costs. Plus these streets are not “state aid” streets, Erichson said.
The plans are not yet in “final design” but are well enough along for estimates of costs and unit assessments. Calculating 113 units, the assessment is about $5,210 per unit (developed parcel) for a total assessment of 20 percent of the full cost, which is Wyoming policy.
The plans and specs will get done over early winter, be bid and construction is starting in spring 2020, with an October (fall) completion, Erichson added.
The actual assessment hearing apportioning costs to each unit will be in November 2020, when the full costs are known. Payoff is usually projected at about four percent interest over 15 years to retire the bond debt the city will sell for this street improvement phase.