The North Bend Eagle

 

2018 street plan adopted

by Nathan Arneal
Published 2/14/18

The North Bend City Council approved the city’s updated one-year and six-year street plan at its Feb. 6 meeting.

Gone from the plan are the 10th and 11th street projects, which were completed this past year with pavement replacing the brick streets.

After the plan was approved, councilman Tom Mullally suggested adding the paving of Dean Drive, which is the western edge of the city limits and currently runs from Highway 30 to Seventh Street by Sealand Marine. It is platted to continue north and join with Ninth Avenue in the Flamme Addition.

Mullally said paving Dean Drive all the way would help the slow draining water in the Flamme Addition drain to the south into the highway ditch.

No official action was taken to add Dean Drive to the one and six-year plan as it would have to be published in public notices before changing the resolution.

On the subject of street improvements, councilman Bart Bosco suggested something be done at the intersection of Boxelder and Sixth streets between Johnson Farm Equipment and G&R Electric, where there is a large dip that many cars bottom out on.

“That is terrible,” Bosco said. “I was down there the other day, and I know it’s there, and boom!”

Mullally said the intersection was redone because water used to stand there and the dip helps it drain. There are currently warning signs on Sixth Street around the dip. Mullally suggested replacing them with stop signs as a cheaper fix than redoing the intersection again.

Projects on the one and six-year plan are not necessarily imminent or due to be undertaken in that time span, but any major projects have to be on the plan and undergo a public hearing before being undertaken.

Projects currently on the one and six-year street plan include:

• Asphalt on Walnut Street from 11th to 14th streets.
• Grading and concrete on Seventh Street from Dean Drive to Cottonwood Street.
• Grading and concrete on Cottonwood Street from Highway 30 south 0.1 mile (toward golf course).
• Grading and concrete on Fifth Street from Walnut to Highway 79.
Grading, concrete, curb and gutter on the following streets:
• Eighth Street from Oak to Birch.
• Ninth Street from Oak to Birch.
• 10th Street from Oak to Birch.
• Poplar Street from Eighth to 11th.
• Birch Street from Eighth to 11th.
• 14th Street from Highway 79 to Maple.
• Curb work and replacing bricks with cement on Ninth Street.

In other business, Mullally brought up installing a temporary ice rink on the park tennis courts. City Clerk Theresa Busse said she will investigate options.

 

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