Monte street projects presented to council

  • Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 1:30am
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The Montesano City Council heard what plans the city has for next year’s street resurfacing work.

Councilman Dan Skaramuca presented the city Public Works Department’s 2020 work goals to the council during the regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Council Chambers. Much of the work is dependent upon funding.

First up is to finish this year’s Beacon Avenue work. The road will have to be chip sealed. This is the only project certain to be done, Public Works Director Mike Olden said.

“Other street work is contingent upon funding requests that we have put in to the state transportation improvement board,” he added.

Other projects the city hopes to address are extending the Beacon Avenue project from Medcalf Street, where this year’s work ended, to Owen Drive.

Poplar Road, between the Monte-Elma Road and Beacon, is on the list.

“Part of that is the responsibility for Grays Harbor County,” Skaramuca said. He hopes the county and city can work together to complete the project.

The street in front of The Vidette could see some work. Marcy Avenue between Main and First streets would get a “complete rebuild,” Skaramuca said, which would include utilities, sidewalk, curb and gutter, and road surface.

First Street resurfacing made the list, from Pioneer north to Marcy.

“And then, we would like to move on up to East Spruce Avenue between Church Street and Academy Street,” Skaramuca said. “We’d like to grind out the asphalt and replace the road surface, and possibly install a storm catch basin at the intersection of Chehalis.”

A grant could help fund a new sidewalk along East Pioneer from Academy to Glenn Street.

Two speed bumps also could be placed on McBride.

“And hopefully, we’d get to the West Pioneer design project,” Skaramuca told the council in closing.