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City Council: Street project set to be considered

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Bemidji recently completed the second year of work through its annual street improvement program, so it is time to consider projects for next year.

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The 2011 Street Renewal Project is set to be considered Monday night by the Bemidji City Council.

Streets to be considered include:

E Minnesota Avenue between Eighth and 15th streets.

E Eighth Street between Beltrami and Mississippi avenues.

E 10th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

E 12th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

E 24th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

The council is scheduled to consider a resolution that would call for a feasibility report for the project. It will convene for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

The selected streets were chosen because of the poor condition of bituminous surface, lack of bituminous surface, poor storm water surface drainage and the age and deterioration of the underground utility mains, wrote Craig Gray, the city's public works director/city engineer, in a memo to the council.

The feasibility report would be completed by city staff.

Gray said he expects to receive in 2011 up to $700,000 in federal funds that would help offset roadway and storm water improvements.

The benefits

Gray also detailed some of the benefits received through the first two years of the street improvement plan:

E 116 homes have had roadway improvements.

E 4,400 lineal feet of new storm water has been installed.

E 48 homes have new water and sanitary sewer services installed.

E 5,900 lineal feet of 70- to 80-year-old water main and sanitary sewer has been replaced.

E 1.6 miles (8,460 lineal feet) of city streets have been reconstructed.

E 1,190 lineal feet of sidewalks has been replaced.

E The total investment in the infrastructure and neighborhoods has been $2.25 million.

Bemidji recently completed the second year of work through its annual street improvement program, so it is time to consider projects for next year.

The 2011 Street Renewal Project is set to be considered Monday night by the Bemidji City Council.

Streets to be considered include:

- Minnesota Avenue between Eighth and 15th streets.

- Eighth Street between Beltrami and Mississippi avenues.

- 10th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

- 12th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

- 24th Street between Irvine and Park avenues.

The council is scheduled to consider a resolution that would call for a feasibility report for the project. It will convene for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

The selected streets were chosen because of the poor condition of bituminous surface, lack of bituminous surface, poor storm water surface drainage and the age and deterioration of the underground utility mains, wrote Craig Gray, the city's public works director/city engineer, in a memo to the council.

The feasibility report would be completed by city staff.

Gray said he expects to receive in 2011 up to $700,000 in federal funds that would help offset roadway and storm water improvements.

The benefits

Gray also detailed some of the benefits received through the first two years of the street improvement plan:

- 116 homes have had roadway improvements.

- 4,400 lineal feet of new storm water has been installed.

- 48 homes have new water and sanitary sewer services installed.

- 5,900 lineal feet of 70- to 80-year-old water main and sanitary sewer has been replaced.

- 1.6 miles (8,460 lineal feet) of city streets have been reconstructed.

- 1,190 lineal feet of sidewalks has been replaced.

- The total investment in the infrastructure and neighborhoods has been $2.25 million.

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