Alleyway improvements coming to Broken Arrow's Rose District
Source: City of Broken Arrow
During its meeting on January 3, Broken Arrow City Council approved and authorized the execution of the construction contract for the Alleyway Improvements between Main Street and Ash Avenue from Dallas Street to College Street Project.
Ellsworth Construction, LLC won the job with the lowest responsible bid of $285,294, which will be paid for with 2018 General Obligation Bond and Street Sales Tax funds.
City Manager Michael Spurgeon signed the contract on Jan. 19 which means work will begin soon.
The improvements include resurfacing the alleyway, with asphalt mill and overlay, as well as full depth patches of both asphalt and cement concrete pavements as necessary. The project also includes removal and replacement of 4 sanitary sewer manholes.
When completed the street surface will be a much smoother ride.
This project is another example of the public/private partnerships that help drive progress in our community, especially in the Rose District.
This past summer, Rose District merchants and the city’s Economic Development team worked together to replace the multiple trash containers in the alley with a single trash compactor. This change freed up usable space, reduced odors and bugs, provided more control for the merchants, and improved the overall appearance of the alleyway.
Recently, Spurgeon was approached by merchants and city staff on the possibility of lighting improvements to enhance the safety and security for employees who use the alleyway for work purposes and for the visitors who come to the Rose District. "We’re pleased to announce that we’re working with PSO to see what can be done this year to improve the lighting in the alleyway. We’ll keep you posted," Spurgeon said.