Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Plymouth City Commission sets infrastructure projects

Members of the Plymouth City Commission have approved a $6.9 million plan for infrastructure improvements throughout the community.
The new plan includes repairs to Farmer, Dewey, Main and Junction and Ann streets in 2020, the first year of the program. In the second year of the plan, repairs would take place on North Holbrook, Hamilton, Maple, Rover Oaks and Hartsough streets. In the third year of the plan, 2023, repairs are scheduled to take place on Harvey, Wing, Spring, Evergreen, William, Simpson, South Union and Hamilton street.

Upgrades to crosswalks at the Main Street and Hartsough intersection and the Main Street and Church intersection are included in the three-year plan.
The improvements will be funded with the upcoming roads bond ballot proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot and the repairs are contingent on the approval of the bond by voters, officials said. 
Commission members noted, too, that the plan is subject to change based on the site conditions in areas of planned repair, equipment availability, bid pricing, contractor availability and scheduling, supply and parts availability and weather.
Along with the proposed infrastructure plan, commission members approved the Local Agency Pavement Warranty Program. The city will now consider a local pavement warranty on each paving project which is more than a $2 million expense and includes the spending of state or federal funds.
In addition, commission members approved an updated version of the current Sanitary Sewer Service Agreement with the Western Wayne Utilities Authority and Wayne County which also includes Plymouth and Canton townships.