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Street Improvement- Chip Sealing
This project is for various streets around the City that are in need of sealcoating to preserve the condition of the streets.
This project is to extend water and electric service to land that was recently annexed into city limits.
Safe Routes to School
This project is a complete system around the schools. This will include new sidewalks, parking lot NW of school, street crossing and painting, ADA compliant crossings, push-button crossings, auto gate for circle drive and more. The Breckenridge Active Living Committee has received a Transportation Alternative Grant for $225,000 to help with the funding of this project.
Electrical Distribution System & Substation Infrastructure
*The distribution system is aged and much of it is nearing “end of life”
*Two of the three substations are at their end of life expectancy
*Build two new substations where each is capable of carrying the demand load and eliminate the third (Water Plant) substation.
*Increase the distribution voltage from 4160/2400VAC to 12470/7500VAC
*Replace all distribution transformers to accommodate new voltage level
*Overhead distribution service should be converted to underground
*Develop a strategic plan that can accomplish the CIP over the next 10 – 15 years
*Total proposed estimated cost - $15.4 million dollars.
Street Repair Process
The following information is intended to help inform Breckenridge citizens of the process being used to prioritize street maintenance and repairs:
In 2016, an Engineering firm (Widseth, Smith and Nolting) was hired to perform an assessment of every street and avenue in the city of Breckenridge. The assessment was very thorough and produced a map that is color coded for ease of understanding. The map shows each street and avenue in the city with an assigned color. The Map Key in the upper right-hand corner shows six different colors with a description for each. The city officials have further simplified the map into 3 colors: Green, Blue and Red.
Blue = thin overlay
Green = potential mill and overlay
Red = total reconstruct
The current efforts are to keep the Blue and Green streets/avenues from becoming Red. This is why you are seeing some streets getting repaved even though other streets are in worse condition. Those streets that are Red (needing total reconstruct) will cost quite a bit more to repair, and we are still working through the various funding source options. In the near term, efforts are being focused on repairing the streets/avenues that are still able to be salvaged with mill and/or overlay. The map is considered a guideline, but there may be some circumstances where some deviation from the map may be warranted based on current observations.
The funding currently being used for mill and overlay street projects is coming from the general fund. This means that all tax payers share in the cost of maintaining the streets, as all tax payers use the streets.
On the streets/avenues requiring total reconstruct, if water and/or sewer are replaced, home owners on that street/avenue will likely be assessed for a portion of the water and sewer.
If you have specific questions regarding your street or Avenue, feel free to reach out to City Hall at 218-643-4681
Neil Crocker, Director of Public Services Renae Smith, City Administrator