driving along Mission Road
will soon have nice, smooth pavement to drive over, rather than troublesome
potholes. One local representative was able to secure money for the Mission Road
Project, and the Department of Transportation says it will go forward a half a
year ahead of schedule. Mary Donaldson has more.
of Mission Road
from just outside city limits to the Benny Benson intersection will be
receiving some major repair work it desperately needs. Kodiak Senator Gary
Stevens learned this week that the project which he request funding for was
approved to move forward in the next two months.
(Stevens 1 :30s “…pleased it worked out that way.”)
Stevens was able to secure 570-thousand
dollars for the project in the fiscal year 2009 budget passed by lawmakers
during the regular session. It will consist of removing andreplacing the existing pavement along with minor drainage improvements. Stevens says the Department of Transportation put
the bid out this week and he thinks that things will get rolling fast after the
bid is awarded.
(Stevens 2 :10s “…see the project finished.”)
Kennedy has been living on Mission
Road for few years and says the wait for this
street to be repaved has been long, and it has even cost her a few flat tires.
She is more than ready for a new stretch of road.
(Kennedy 1 :08s “…more than anything.”)
Stevens hopes the Mission Road Project
will begin as quickly as possible. As long as everything stays on schedule, the
bidding process should take no more than two weeks from start to finish. Stevens
says the DOT tells him that paving could begin next month and be completed by
mid-October. He says he is happy he was able to help get this project going before
this winter, rather than its previous start date of next spring.
I’m Mary Donaldson.