The upcoming utility and street improvement projects for 2016 were reviewed at the Montevideo City Council meeting on Monday night.

The upcoming utility and street improvement projects for 2016 were reviewed at the Montevideo City Council meeting on Monday night. A public hearing for affected property owners will be held at the Feb. 1 council meeting.

 

City Engineer Dave Berryman explained each project and how costs will be assessed. The first project is a complete reconstruction of 5th Street between Washington Avenue and Ham­ilton Avenue.

 

“Fifth Street was high on the priority so that’s one the public works would like to see get done this year,” said Berryman. This will involve new curbs and gutters and require the removal of “five or six” trees.

 

The 5th Street project’s estimated cost is $617,000. Adjacent property owners will be assessed 50 percent of the street, curb and gutter costs, totalling $50 per foot. A typical 50-foot lot would thus be charged $2,500 for the property value increase.


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