Members of the Gainesville City Council recently selected an engineering firm for a new Street and Utility Maintenance Program project.
Via a 6-0-1 vote, the city council authorized City Manager Barry Sullivan to execute an agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. for $235,000 to provide professional engineering services for SUMP K, which includes the reconstruction of Broadway, Bird and Hancock streets, as well as a drainage analysis of Field Street, according to information provided to city council before the vote.
Mayor Pro Tem Tommy Moore was absent during the Tuesday, June 4, meeting.
The project is to reconstruct Broadway Street from Taylor Street to Grand Avenue. The two-lane road would be converted from asphalt to 8-inch reinforced concrete pavement with a 6-inch integral curb. A 6-inch sewer line would be replaced with an 8-inch PVC sewer line, information provided by the city shows.
The information also shows reconstruction of Bird Street from Culberson to Hancock streets. That area’s two lanes would be reconstructed from asphalt to 8-inch reinforced concrete pavement with a 6-inch integral curb, as well. An 8-inch sewer line would also be replaced with an 8-inch PVC sewer line.
Reconstruction of Hancock Street from Broadway Street to Bird Street includes a reinforced concrete pavement with a 6-inch integral curb and replacement of a 6-inch sewer line to an 8-inch PVC sewer line, as well as replacing an 8-inch water line with an 8-inch PVC water line, according to the city.
“The edge of the street is falling apart so we had to make a decision,” Sullivan said of the Hancock Street portion. “We’ll get it all designed and then we can make a decision on how far up and down Hancock we want to go.”
Information from the city also shows drainage on Field Street would be analyzed from Perry Street to Potter Street. The analysis includes recommending improvements.