The Grain Valley Board of Aldermen voted October 12th to authorize the City Administrator to amend the 2020 budget to allocate an additional $500,000 in funding from transportation reserves for additional road improvements.
City Engineer Dick Tuttle presented an assessment of pavement conditions. The City contracted with IMS to survey all of the City’s streets with a laser road surface tester to determine overall street conditions.
The pavement condition index (PCI) is a measure of the overall street condition. The City’s current PCI is a 56 with a backlog of 11.9%. A 56 is a less than optimal rating; most cities surveyed range between 60-65. An optimal backlog is 10% but less than 15% is considered good.
The 2020 budget allocated $342,000 for road improvements and a pavement condition assessment. The additional funding approved by the Board will allow the backlog of needed road improvements to be reduced.
Already on the project list for this year are the following streets:
Shorthorn-Sni-A-Bar to Cross Creek
Cross Creek—Sni-A-Bar to Ryan
Brome—Sni-A-Bar to Clover
Nelson-Shorthorn to SW Cross Creek
Rockhill—SW Cross Creek to East Dead End
Abar Court—Foxtail to North Dead End
Woodbury—Buckner Tarsney to Valley Ridge
SW Cross Creek—Ryan to South Dead End
The additional funding will allow for the following areas to be addressed:
Sni-A-Bar Blvd.—Eagles Parkway to SW Cross Creek
Meadow Road—Hwy. 40 to RD Mize
EE Kirby—Railroad to Eagles Parkway
James D. Rollo—Main Street to East Dead End
Cypress/3rd ST—Broadway to Main
The 2020 street program will include asphalt overlay with limited deep patching, curbs and ADA compliant ramps, and stripping.
The 2021 proposed road budget is $1,082,000, addressing Eagles Parkway from west City limits to Minter Road, as well as seven collector streets and 16 local street projects.
In other business, the Board approved a request for a liquor license from Iron Kettle Brewing. The brewery plans a December opening.
The Board of Aldermen will meet for a workshop on October 20th at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at Council Chambers of City Hall.