March 25, 2014

Carroll City Council members Monday approved a $1.1 million street-resurfacing project for this construction season. It's the largest streets project since 1998, according to Public Works director Randy Krauel.

The city is taking advantage of a favorable debt situation and borrowing climate to accelerate street work, Krauel said.

Carroll's Public Works Department had been planning a street-resurfacing project next year in the full "fish bowl" neighborhood between Grant Road and Main Street. The work will now include Alta Vista Drive, Eighth Street and West Street as well - street improvements previously slated for 2015.

The work will involve concrete patching and asphalt resurfacing in the following areas: Bass Street from Pike Avenue to Grant Road; Marcella Heights Drive from Bass Street to Grant Road; Pike Avenue from Main Street to 18th Street; Perch Street from Pike Avenue to Grant Road; Alta Vista Drive from Grant Road to High Ridge Road; Eighth Street from Vine Street to High Ridge Road; and West Street from 18th Street to 21st Street.

Since 2006, the city has appropriated about $500,000 annually for streets project.

The project this year will involve $500,000 of local-option sales-tax money, $35,000 from the Road Use Tax, $100,000 from the general fund, $100,000 from the storm-water utility fund and $800,000 in borrowing.

The expected completion date is Nov. 1, 2014.