$1M Planned for
List includes portions of Brunswick, Tomahawk, 11th, Green, Forest, Windle
By Catherine Stortz Ripley, C-T 05/10/17
Chillicothe city streets will receive more than $1 million in improvements this year, the biggest streets budget in at least several years.
The city's street improvements budget has been around $800,000 and $900,000 the last couple
of years according to Street Superintendent Barry Arthur. The increase is largely due to the use tax, which the city began collecting last year. Last year, the use tax generated $274,000; this year, the tax is expected to generate $306,000.
City Council members during their regular meeting Monday evening approved a contract with M& M Utilities, in the amount of $1,052,514 for city streets.
M& M Utilities submitted the lowest of two bids for the 2017 street improvement project. The initial bids submitted were $1,717,000 from M& M Utilities, and $2,202,000 from
Irvinbilt. Because the bids came in higher than the amount of funds available, two streets were removed from the final project list.
The largest projects on the street improvement plan are Tomahawk
Road from Mohawk to Broken Arrow and Brunswick Street from Third Street to the railroad tracks. Tomahawk is slated for curb and gutter, storm drainage and the addition of a 2-inch overlay to match the curb and gutter. The budget for Tomahawk is $284,427.
Brunswick's project calls for rebuilding the road with curb and gutter and improving storm drainage. Brunswick
Street's budget is $269,557. Other roads on this year's improvement project list are: 11th Street from Elm Street to Trenton Street (curb and gutter, milling 1-inch and adding two inches of asphalt; from Broadway Street to 10th Street (curb and gutter, storm drainage, milling one inch and adding two inches of asphalt overlay.);
10th Street South of 11th Street (drainage pipe replacement); Green Street
to Samuel Street west to 5th Avenue (overlay, adding three inches of asphalt); Forest Drive
- Irving Avenue to Windle Drive (mill one inch, lay two inches of asphalt); Windle Drive
- Methodist Church to Fair Street (mill one inch, lay two inches of asphalt).
The two projects removed from the initial list were portions of Fairchild Street and Broken Arrow. The Fairchild Street project would have been the area between Dorney and Lambert streets. The project would have involve complete reconstruction of the road for an estimated cost of $300,000, Arthur stated. The Broken Arrow project would be from Tomahawk to Fair Street, for an estimated cost of $206,000.
The contractor is expected to begin as early as June 1.
2016 - A 2-inch asphalt overlay is put on the west side of Polk Street, from an area just east of the bridge to State Street. Street Commissioner Barry Arthur stated that the old asphalt was milled and removed and new asphalt laid on Polk Street and along the side roads at their intersection with Polk Street to ensure a smooth transition when turning from one road to another.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
Crews began the laying asphalt on Polk Street after finishing an asphalt overlay project on Third Street, from Cowgill to Grandville, on Friday. This area of Third Street began last year with the installation of curbs and gutters and on Friday, crews finished laying asphalt. M&M
Utilities is the general contractor on this year's street resurfacing project and Metro Asphalt is doing the asphalt work. Polk Street is expected to be finished this week. Crews will go back in on some streets that were left unfinished last year, Arthur said, stating that work will be done around manhole covers JFK, Peacher and Grandview to make a smooth driving surface. Later this fall, asphalt crews will be doing work at the airport.
August 17, 2016
- Chillicothe Street Department employees frame a portion of Bridge Street, where
the previous road surface once had a steep incline and led to a bridge that had been demolished a
couple years ago. The road project will increase safety at the entrance of Midland Empire Gas, which
is financially assisting with the project; will make the street easier to maintain in the winter because
it won't have the steep incline; and will provide access to homes on the north side of the road
which, previously, were accessed via an alley, according to Street Superintendent Barry Arthur.
Once the new road is finished, the alley (shown on the left side of the photograph) will be closed.
Crews planned to finish putting in rebar this morning and pour concrete by mid-morning. The city
also plans to level off what used to be the bridge approach on the east side of the railroad tracks.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
August 25, 2016 -
Work began in
earnest as crews removed about 700 feet of Brunswick Street between Ryan Lane and Story Street. M&M Utilities is the contractor for the project and began
removing pavement on Tuesday to make way for road improvements. The project consists of pouring
a new concrete street with curb and guttering, along with storm drainage to alleviate high water
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July 22, 2016 - M & M Utilities has completed the first of four phases for the street improvement
2016 project on Brunswick Street. Currently, the street has been closed from the railroad tracks to
Madison Street. This section will reopen on Monday, July 25, at 8 a.m. At the same time the second
phase will be closed which will run from Madison Street to Story Street. This section should move
along rather quickly in the next few weeks, then continuing to Ryan Lane.
This improvement consists of a new concrete street with curb and guttering along with storm drainage added to
alleviate any high water problems. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur asks motorists to be patient as this
construction will move along more efficiently with everyone's cooperation. He also expressed
appreciation to the businesses and residents for their consideration during this construction phase.
Motorists are reminded to follow and abide by all work zone signs.
C-T Photo / Brittany Tutt
June 2, 2016 - The city of Chillicothe will begin the 2016 street projects next week with M & M Utilities as the contractor. The first street to be rehabbed will be Brunswick
Street from the railroad tracks south to Ryan Lane, according to Street Superintendent Barry Arthur. This particular project will be completed in four phases.
"This will be done so as not to close down any business along this
street," Arthur stated, noting that some inconveniences will occur. This project will consist of removing the current asphalt driving surface and replacing it with new concrete with curbs and gutters. On Monday, June 6, a portion of Brunswick Street will be closed to all traffic. This portion will stretch from the railroad tracks to a point south of Madison Street. Once this portion is removed and replaced, the contractor will move south and close off another area. Arthur urges motorists to use another route when traveling through this area and follow all construction signs and barricades.
City Street Projects Still Incomplete
By Catherine Stortz Ripley
January 14, 2016
City streets that received asphalt overlays as part of last
year's street program are significantly completed and, in general, are in good shape; however, in several areas where the contractor milled around utility covers (storm drain and sanitary sewer lids) work has yet to be done because the road surface is uneven in those areas. Chillicothe Street Commissioner Barry Arthur provided an update of the
city's street work during the council's regular meeting Monday evening at City Hall. He said that the uneven areas were because the contractor may not have milled down deep enough or added more asphalt that what should have been used. There are four places on JFK Street and one or two on Peacher Street that need to be fixed. Work on Bryan Street, from Edgewood to the west end of the First Baptist Church parking lot, is still incomplete; and the contractor, Missouri Curb and Pavement, is facing liquidated damages at a rate of $250 per day. This section of street was closed for about two months while the previous broken-up asphalt street surface was removed and a new concrete street with curb and gutter was installed. Although the street is open for travel, one storm drain in the center of the project, which is made of brick, must be rebuilt. Arthur also stated that there is a drainage issue at the corner of Edgewood and Bryan Street that has yet to be addressed. Arthur stated that contractor was given 120 days to get all its contracted street projects completed. With the wet weather eliminating possible work days from the schedule, the final date for completion was set at October 15. Cold weather is now affecting the project and some days likely will be discounted. Just how much will be discounted has yet to be determined. As for Third Street, between Woodward and Grandview, the contractor has completed the curbs and gutters. Because of limited funds, the city chose to do the 2-inch overlay this spring and summer. Prior to the overlay, the road surface will be milled. Fairway received curb and gutter and asphalt overlay last year. Many of the
city's street projects still need backfilling, as well as seed and mulching. These include Park Avenue, Fairway, Bryan and Third streets. The best time for mulching and seeding, Arthur stated, is in February and March.
West Third Street Improvements
October 7, 2015
Work continues on Third Street, between Woodrow and Grandview, where the city is installing new
curbs and gutters to address drainage problems. Storm drainage has already been set underground,
and the contractor, Missouri Curb and Pavement, is in the process of putting in the new curbs and
gutters on both sides of the road. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur said that drainage along this
section of road has been a problem and that water has cut big ditches along the road. These
ditches are being filled in. There were areas where the ground was eroding and the
road's asphalt began to break away. Funds did not allow the city to put new overlay on the road this year;
however, Arthur stated that he planned request funds for the overlay in next
year's budget. The project began about three weeks ago and is expected to be completed by the end of next week.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
Chillicothe street crews remove eroded red brick at the northwest corner of Webster and Locust streets
on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The brick will be replaced with dyed, stamped concrete. This work is part of a project to replace and repair pedestrian corners in the downtown area and
make them ADA accessible. Crews have already replaced the eroded sidewalk brick on the north side of the courthouse.
2015 Street Projects
May 27, 2015
Chillicothe City Council members approved this
year's street projects with the successful bid going to Missouri Curb and Pavement in the amount of $833,398.23. The biggest project from the Permanent Street Fund is slated for Third Street, from west of South Woodrow to Grandview. This area will receive curb and gutter and storm drainage improvements. The list of projects was presented to council members by Street Superintendent Barry Arthur. Other permanent street fund projects this year are:
- Fairway Street, from U.S. Highway 65 to North Fair Street. This area will receive curb and gutters, storm drainage improvements, a 2-inch overlay, milling and wedging.
- Bryan Street, from Edgewood to an area west of the Baptist Church. This area will receive total concrete replacement as well as curbs and gutters.
- Park Avenue, where the concrete of the cul-de-sac will be completely replaced.
- Fairlane Street, in the area of Bel Air, will receive storm draining improvements. In addition to the Fairway project, the city plans
several asphalt projects, including:
JFK, from Easton to Locust streets (2-inch overlay, milling, wedging);
Peacher Street, from Sunset to Clay (2-inch overlay);
Grandview Street (2 inch overlay)
The city has budgeted $653,902 from its permanent street
fund and $179,495 from its asphalt budget to pay Missouri Curb and Pavement. The city has also budgeted $60,000 for various concrete replacement projects.
The first day of
City Clean Up was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. to noon and
1 to 4 p.m. at the transfer station on Mitchell Road. Refuse Director Troy
Figg said the first day of cleanup saw light traffic in comparison to
years past. The next three dates for clean up are Saturday, April 12;
Wednesday, April 23; and Saturday, April 26, all from 8 a.m. to noon and 1
to 4 p.m.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
STREET PROJECTS - The Chillicothe Street Department hosted a
town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in the
Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss the list of street
projects to be completed this year. Street Superintendent Barry
Arthur led the meeting. The projects were approved at a prior
council meeting. On June 9, 2014, the projects were bid out with
approval by City Council.
July 31, 2014 - Effective immediately and until further notice, the bridge over the railroad on LIV 247, near
Lowe's Acres and the former Catfish Place restaurant is closed for traffic. There is a major issue with the support beams and other parts of the structure that the City deemed to be an
immediate cause to close the bridge, according to Assistant Street Superintendent Leroy
Snidow. The bridge will remain closed until it has been repaired and cleared by an engineer for safe usage.
Permanent street projects for 2014 are:
- Morningside Drive
- complete replacement from Morningside Center south to Central and
Trenton (July 8, 2014 - workers were busy with this project
starting at Morningside Center and going to the south edge of Lakeview Drive. Once this concrete is removed and replaced, workers will continue south to the intersection of Central and Trenton
Road. See photo below.)
- Country Club Drive
- adding curb and gutter to Country Club, starting at the north edge of Lambert Drive, south to where it makes the curve at Dorney Drive;
- Adam Drive
- increasing the size of the drain box at its intersection with Tomahawk, realigning a nearby ditch, and lining the ditch with
rock; July 29, 2014 - The west end of Adams Drive near
Tomahawk will be closed on Wednesday, July 30. The road will
be closed but residents may travel down the east end of Adams.
The closure should last no longer than August 15, weather
- M&M will also expand the parking lot at Chilli Bay Water Park.
C-T Photo /
Morningside / Beth Cox July 8, 2014
Roads slated as part of the 2014 overlay program are:
- East Street
- a 2-inch overlay from East Jackson to Route V;
- a 2-inch overlay from Fair Street to near the city limits (east side of the bridge);
- 2-inch milling and 2-inch overlay from Arcadia to Broken Arrow;
- 2-inch overlay from Calhoun to Webster
The city budgeted $150,000 for overlay projects this year. A portion of Peacher Street was included on the list, if funds were available; however, this project was removed because bids came in too high. The city received three bids for its street improvement projects, ranging in price from M&M Utilities, LLC, as the low bidder with $830,130.95, followed by the next lowest of $890,803, and the high bid of $996,339. Council members approved the bid submitted by M&M Utilities. Work is expected to be completed within 60 calendar days once the contractor is given the notice to proceed. According to the contract, liquidated damages are set at $250 for each consecutive calendar day beyond the initial 60 days that the project is incomplete. M&M will also expand the parking lot at Chilli Bay Water Park this summer, with costs split between the
city's parks and street departments.
June 5, 2014 -
Bryan-Washington intersection to close for improvement. The Chillicothe Street
Department will close the intersection of Bryan Street and U.S. 65
/ Washington St. on Monday, June 9, at 8 a.m. The intersection will be closed to all traffic between Washington and Cherry Streets due to equipment in roadway. During this closure, the turn radius on the north side of Bryan St. will be expanded to allow any traffic longer than an automobile to turn safely without driving over the curb. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur asks motorists to be patient during this closure while crews improve this intersection.
Approved 01/13/14 - Chillicothe Street Superintendent Barry Arthur
presented his proposed list of 2014 street improvement projects to the Chillicothe City Council during
the council's regular meeting Monday evening, January 13, 2014, at City Hall.
The city council unanimously approved Arthur's project list, and he will
begin the planning stages of the projects. Once receiving bids on projects, the superintendent will choose which projects will be completed
according to the amount of money in his budget and will appear before the
city council to seek project approval. Arthur's list was divided into two
categories - projects that would be paid for out of the permanent street fund and projects from the improvement of
Projects under the permanent street funds list include
replacing concrete on Morningside Drive from Trenton Road to Morningside
Center and finishing the street, curb and gutter work. Curb and gutter
repair is planned for Country Club Drive from Fairway Street to Fair
Street, Tomahawk Road from Mohawk to Broken Arrow, Fairway Drive
from Country Club to Missouri Highway 65 and Third Street from Grandview Avenue
to South Woodrow. Arthur also wants to redesign the drainage structure and
ditch at Adams Drive on the west end at Tomahawk.
Street projects coming from the improvement budget include overlay on East
Street from East Jackson to Route V, Fairway Drive from Ridgecrest Drive
to Missouri Highway 65, Springhill Road from Fair Street to City Limits,
Walnut Street from Normal Street to Simpson Park, Fairview Street from
Broken Arrow to Arcadia Street, JFK Street from Easton to Locust, Grandview Street from Calhoun
Street to Webster Street, Tomahawk Road from Mohawk to Broken Arrow and Peacher Street from
Clay Street to Webster Street.
November 6, 2013 -
Third Street, at the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks, will be closed for
street repair on Thursday, November 7, until Friday, November 8, according to
Chillicothe Street Superintendent Barry Arthur. Motorists should use an alternate route while street repairs are being
made, Arthur said.
Portion of Mohawk Road
Closed for Work - One hundred feet of Mohawk Road was closed for
street replacement Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Asphalt will be removed and replaced with concrete, and
all driveways and drainage will be improved at the same time. The project
will take about three-and-a-half weeks to be completed, when the next 100
feet of Mohawk Road will be closed for street replacement.
C-T Photo / Austin Buckner
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Monday, September 30, 2013, Mohawk Road will be closed from U.S. Highway 65 to
the east approximately 100 feet for street replacement. The asphalt will
be removed and replaced with concrete. All driveways and drainage will be improved at the same
time according to information provided by Missouri Curb and Pavement
Company through Chillicothe Street Superintendent Barry Arthur. This project is expected
to take approximately 3 1/2 weeks to complete. At that time, the next 100
feet will be closed for street replacement also. At no time should any resident or business be denied access in or out,
Arthur stated. They may have to enter or leave in a different direction
than what they are used to but will still have access. Motorists are asked to be patient while this road improvement takes place
and be cautious while driving around this road construction. If you have any questions, you may call Dick Cox at 660 646-3774, or Barry
Arthur at 660 646-3811.
The new Third Street project that included completing the concrete street for its final three blocks from Vine Street west to U.S. 65 had its final concrete pour and
opened on Friday, September 13.
On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Metro Asphalt, another sub contractor for M & M, will be moving into Chillicothe to mill old asphalt off the streets that are to be repaved. Those streets include Crescent Drive from South Woodrow through the street; East Jackson from Orchard to East Street; and Snow Street and the adjoining alley from Washington to Locust Street. Asphalting of those streets is scheduled to start on September 9 and should take only a couple of days.
Drivers are asked to use caution where the work projects are underway.
The subcontractor (Johnson Concrete) for M & M Utilities
moved from Third Street to Crescent Drive on the west side of the city to repair curbs and gutters in one location midway through the street. Johnson Concrete then moved to
Park Lane and Morningside for an approximately one block concrete pour.
As of September 30, 2013, Park Lane is nearing
completion and should open in about a week. Once Park Lane is complete, work will start on a small section of
Morningside Drive near its intersection with Park Lane.
Motorists traveling on Park Lane will need to establish alternative routes
for about the next three weeks as crews tear up existing concrete and
prepare for pouring new concrete between Maple Street to Morningside
Drive. The project, conducted by M&M Utilities, also closes the
intersection of Maple Street and Park Lane. Work started Thursday,
August 22, 2013.
C-T Photo 08/23/13 / Catherine Stortz Ripley
An ordinance was passed creating an agreement between MoDOT and the
city allowing for the city to take over sidewalk improvements. Sidewalks will be poured connecting the high school to the
bowling alley and movie theater, pedestrian buttons will be installed at the stoplight at the
intersection of Highway 190 and U.S. Route 65 and the sidewalk will continue south on 65 to the
new hospital. "You can walk to the high school, you can walk to the bowling alley, the movie
theater, then over to the hospital and down 65," City Administrator Ike Holland said.
"Eventually, we'll start going down 65 right to downtown. The overall project is to have walkable, usable
sidewalk from the high school all the way down to McDonald"s." Holland said this overall project is going to
take a few years to complete because it would be done in stages. One hundred and fifty feet of
concrete was to be poured August 27, 2013, in front of the bowling alley and movie theater.
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CT May 8 2013
CT Photo Austin Buckner
City workers and inmates from the Chillicothe Correctional Center clean
brush along Morningside Drive. Last week's May snow storm damaged trees and brought down limbs city-wide. Street
Commissioner Barry Arthur planned to complete brush clean up by the end of
Snow, Ice Along Calhoun Street
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Crews with the Chillicothe Street Department used a front loader to clear
snow and ice debris from the December 19 storms off of the sides of Calhoun
Street - on the north side of the Chillicothe City Hall - Thursday morning
(December 27) and into the back of a dump truck for hauling.
Mitchell Road Between Corporate Drive and Business 36
November 12, 2012, Mitchell Road between Corporate Drive and Business 36 will be closed to one lane
of traffic according to M & M Utilities. Construction will begin on this section of road with pavement sawing to start the project. Work crews will
be removing the asphalt roadway surface and replacing it with concrete. They will have temporary traffic
signals on each end of the project to allow traffic to flow through the construction site while improvements
are being made. Please note that drivers can expect delays on this section of road.
M & M
Utilities started work on Borden Street this week (102312). Work
includes removing the old broken up curbing in order to replace it
with new curbing, according to Chillicothe Street Superintendent
Barry Arthur. Once the curbing is in place, the company will be
milling off several inches of pavement in order to replace with
new asphalt. This process could take a few weeks to complete,
M & M
Utilities will be contacting homeowners to inform them of this
project and will be placing flyers in the doors of those they
cannot reach. All driveways should have access during this
construction period. Arthur asks motorists and residents to be
patient as this work progresses.
OKs Local Street Improvement Bid $316K Under Budget
August 16 2012
On top of approving the go-ahead on the upcoming
"Chilli Bay" waterpark and an ordinance setting up the possibility of excess firework detonation
days within the city of Chillicothe in the coming years, the Chillicothe
City Council also approved a bid recommendation for future Chillicothe
street improvement projects during the August 13, 2012, regular meeting.
Chillicothe Street Superintendent Barry Arthur revealed to the council
that the city had received two bids from an advertisement they had
published in the July 19, 2012 edition of the Constitution-Tribune,
involving Construction of Street Improvements. One was from APAC-Missouri,
Inc., of Columbia, Mo. ($679,296), and one from M&M Utilities, Inc., of
Arthur recommended to the council that they accept the lowest bid.
"I would recommend we accept the bid of M&M Utilities, and I am thrilled
that they are local contractors," he said. Arthur noted that the M&M bid was $316,303 less than what engineers had
originally estimated the project's overall total cost to be.
"We will be under budget," Arthur said. "There will be extra
The council put the measure to a vote, and passed it 4-0.
The project (No. 12103.01) includes the following items (with M&M's bid
number in parenthesis behind each):
- Mobilization, insurance, bonding, etc. ($35,000).
- Asphaltic pavement surface milling (includes surface preparation,
milling, transportation of milled material to city site. Materials to be
retained by the City.
- Webster Street - 2-inch asphalt surface mill from Elm Street to Vine
Street ($4,256); Borden Street - 2-inch asphalt surface mill from Lambert
Street to Dorney Street ($11,388).
- Asphaltic pavement locations: Asphalt overlay
- BP-1 including Street and Shoulder repair Country Club Drive - 2-inch asphaltic pavement overlay from Dickerson
Street to Dorney Street ($68,211); Jackson Street - 1 1/2-inch asphaltic
pavement overlay from Dickerson Street to Highland Street ($27,984); 10th
Street - 1-inch asphaltic pavement overlay from Broadway Street to 11th
Street ($11,594); 10th Street - 1-inch asphaltic pavement overlay from
Trenton Street to Oak Street ($17,918); Webster Street - 1-inch asphaltic
payment overlay from Elm Street to Vine Street ($8,792); Borden Street -
2-inch asphaltic pavement overlay from Lambert Street to Dorney Street
- Removal of Asphaltic Pavement includes removal of six inches of pavement
and two inches of road base and transportation of materials to city site.
Materials to be retained by city.
- South Mitchell Avenue - Asphaltic pavement removal from Corporate Drive to
Business Highway 36 ($11,120); South Mitchell Avenue - Road Base Removal
from Corporate Drive to Business Highway 36 ($11,120).
- Removal of reinforced concrete roadway, includes removal of six inches of
concrete roadway material and transportation of material to city site.
Materials to be retained by City. Existing curb and gutter to remain in
place. Adam Drive (westbound) from Washington Street (various) to Church West
Entrance ($1,100); Adam Drive (eastbound) from Washington Street (various)
to Church West Entrance ($982).
- Reinforced concrete roadway includes installation of 8-inch thick
reinforced concrete roadway tied into existing curb and gutter, including
surface preparation. South Mitchell Avenue from Corporate Drive to Business Highway 36
($290,510); Adam Drive (westbound) from Washington Street (various) to
Church West Entrance ($28,737.50); Adam Drive (eastbound) from Washington
Street (various) to Church West entrance ($25,654.75)
- Removal of curb and gutter, includes removal of concrete material and
transportation to city site. Borden Street - roll back curb and gutter from Lambert Street to Dorney
- Installation of concrete curb and gutter.
Borden Street - curb and gutter installation from Lambert street to Dorney
Street ($46,640); Compacted base materials ($2,400); Finish grade, seeding, and mulch ($2,500).
Partners With Corrections
June 18, 2012
C-T Photo / Amanda McKay
The area under the viaduct from Washington to Wabash has been cleared by a
group of Chillicothe Correctional Center detainees. The city of Chillicothe has partnered with the Chillicothe Correctional
Center on a work release program that has female offenders helping clean up the city.
Barry Arthur, street department superintendent, commented that the above area was beginning to look
Street Work at Webster and Jensen intersection
June 12, 2012
C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke
The Chillicothe Street Department began a concrete replacement project at
the intersection of Webster Street and Jensen Street Tuesday beginning at 7:30 a.m. The project is slated to take two
days. Citizens are asked to take alternative routes around the area. Crews will be
on-site until 3:30 p.m. on both days.
Paints Cement Sign Posts
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C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke
A pair of personnel assisted in brightening up a few select street signs
across Chillicothe on Thursday. These persons, with the Chillicothe Street
Department, took to painting several cement sign posts in the middle of town, with this particular post being at the corner of First and Vine
streets. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur said that these sign posts needed some touch-up work.
White paint was used.
City Council Meeting
The council gave its stamp of approval to the list of city
streets identified for work in 2012, amounting to more than $1 million. The largest project on the list is Mitchell Road, from Ryan Lane to
Business Route 36, which is slated for white-topping, a process which
involves milling off much of the asphalt surface and then pouring concrete. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur stated that the concrete
surface would make the road more durable for the heavy truck traffic that
uses that road. This project, estimated to cost $468,050, is among
several that will be funded through the city's permanent street fund
budget. Other street work included from this fund will be for Adam Drive
and Borden Street.
From the overlay program budget, projects include Borden Street (from
Lambert to Dorney), Country Club (from Fairway to Dorney), Jackson (from
Dickinson to Highland), 10th Street (from Broadway to 11th Street, and
from Trenton Road to Oak Street), and Webster Street (from Elm to Vine).
From the street
department's chip seal budget, the city is looking at projects on Herriford (from Madison to Lilly), Liberia (from Madison to
Curtis), Curtis (from Asher to Liberia), Conn (from Curtis to Henry),
Waples (from Church to Conn), Lilly (from Brunswick to Henry), Primrose
(from Henry to Herriford), Mack (from St. Louis to Linn), and Missouri
(from Bridge to East Jackson).
Other streets were suggested, including Morningside and Park Lane, and
Litton Road. Arthur stated that while many roads are in need of repairs,
the funding is limited.
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Workers with the Chillicothe Street Department were out in the nice
weather, filling cracks and (as shown above) putting their street-sweeper machine to use. The above crew-men detached a hose
from the side of the sweeper to suck up leaves piled into the drainage ditches
alongside Polk and 11th streets, among others.
to Fair Street
June 23, 2011
Crews from the Chillicothe Street Department tear up a patch of roadway along Fair Street early Thursday
morning, June 23, 2011.
C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke
What it is: Street workers look to tear up, re-lay, and replace wearing patches in the roadway along Fair Street, between Bryan and Springhill streets.
Crews with the Chillicothe Street Department had closed off Fair Street early Thursday morning, between Bryan Street and Springhill, near Grand River Technical School, for the process of repairing parts of the roadway that had worn away with usage.
Crew members took out chunks of the road with a jackhammer Bobcat attachment and a bucket scoop in the
morning time and were expected to re-lay the surface later that day. The project should be completed by the afternoon, and the roadway will be open again to traffic after things settle down and dry, which, in this case, is forecasted to be Friday morning.
The Street Department stated that extended travel and weather along the roadway eventually chips away at its surface, making driving conditions rough. The re-laying and repair are standard procedure for the department.
Third Street is Open
October 27, 2010
One of the major construction projects of the summer of 2010 was completed recently with the second phase of East Third being opened to traffic. The $732,848 project was Phase Two and gives motorists and property owners a beautiful and wide street with new sidewalks and curb and guttering. The contractor was M & M Utilities of Chillicothe.
Second phase of East Third
(Photo by City 11/09/10)
As the re-paving of Third Street comes to an end, crews worked on replacing sidewalks along the south side of East Third. The
city's permanent street project on Third Street began in July 2009. According to City Engineer Ron Urton, Third Street was officially completed on Saturday,
October 23, 2010, and motorists are asked to watch for signs posted for additional work being done over the next week or so.
C-T Photo / Drew Van
in Full Swing
September 29, 2010
A break in rain
this week was welcomed for construction crews in Chillicothe as
concrete was poured on Third Street and work began on the city's
curb maintenance program.
M&M Utilities, of Chillicothe, work feverishly pouring
concrete on Third Street, between Vine to Brunswick streets. The
pouring began Tuesday and continued today. When finished, this
1,200-foot section will be 30 feet wide and have new curbs and
gutters. The project is running on schedule and is slated to be
completed by November 1, according to Street Superintendent Hugh
C-T Photo /
Catherine Stortz Ripley
Prep Work on Third Street
Thursday, July 30, 2009
C-T Photo/Laura Schuler
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities workers replace some water lines on east Third Street this morning in preparation for street replacement work which is scheduled to be performed on that stretch of road next week.
According to Street Superintendent Hugh
Musselman, road replacement on the west side of the project stretches from the Brunswick Street intersection to the railroad tracks right-of-way. He noted that Third Street, east of the railroad tracks to Mitchell Avenue, is now open to local traffic.
Street Work to Top $1 Million
Thursday, March 26, 2009, C-T
The city of Chillicothe plans to spend just over $1 million to improve its streets this year with the 2009-10 installment of the permanent street program amassing the lion’s share of funding.
Third Street, between Mitchell Avenue and Brunswick Street will be reconstructed with a concrete road surface as well as concrete curb and gutter. The radius will be improved at all intersections along this stretch of roadway and minor storm water work will be done, according to Street Superintendent Hugh Musselman. The intersections along Third Street are at Brunswick, Edgerton, Turner, St. Paul and Mitchell Avenue. This section of roadway — between 1,500 and 1,800 feet in length — is slated for reconstruction because of an increase in commercial traffic flow and the difficulty of commercial vehicles to negotiate the intersections, Musselman said. Funding for the permanent street is part of the proposed city budget expected to be approved by city council members Monday night. Also Monday night, the council will review the seven bids received for the project. Musselman said that some of the bids had come in below the engineer’s estimate and that a recommendation will be made to the council on Monday. If approved, work could begin as early as April 15. The project would have a 180-day (calendar day) schedule. The Third Street project is funded through the half-cent sales tax which goes to the permanent street fund.
Other roads slated for significant improvements are West Mohawk Road and Litton Road, with both projects being funded through the capital improvement sales tax fund. The West Mohawk Road project, estimated to cost $58,755, involves asphalt work beginning at a point just east of the water tower and extending to Litton Road. The Litton Road project, estimated to cost $25,000, involves asphalting at a point beginning just north of West Mohawk and going 900 feet south. Musselman said that the city has been in discussions with Chillicothe Township and Rich Hill Township officials regarding possible cost-share commitments as portions of these roads are in those townships.
Also this year, the city plans to continue its annual street overlay project with around 20 blocks of streets to be improved. The city has budgeted $176,225 for the program which will involve milling road surfaces where needed so that the actual street elevation is not changed and draining not affected. While some streets will have just an overlay, most will have some milling done, Musselman said.
Streets identified for the annual overlay program are determined through a rating system and all roads of this year’s project fell below 50, the superintendent stated.
The proposed roads identified are:
Alexander, from Trenton to 12th Street
Asher, from Madison to Waples
Asher, from Waples to Curtis
Curtis, from Church to Asher
J.F.K., from Broadway to Oak
J.F.K., from Oak to Maple
J.F.K., from Maple to Easton
Monroe, from Bryan to Springhill
Monroe, from Springhill to Normal
Monroe, from Normal to Irvin
Sunset, from Calhoun to
12th, from Alexander to 10th
10th, from Alexander to 12th
Violet, from Herriford to Henry.
Alleys to be resurfaced include ones from Clay to Ann (between Locust and Elm), from Clay to Ann (between Cherry and Walnut), and from Second Street to First (between Highway 65 and Locust).