On April 3, 2018, Manchester voters passed Proposition S, a $16 million bond issue to fund repairs to city streets and sidewalks. Street repair priorities will be determined based on street condition rating ratings established by a street pavement assessment study performed by Horner & Shifrin, Inc. an engineering consulting firm. Streets with lower ratings, thus in poorer condition, will be given higher priority for earliest repair during the life of the improvement program which is anticipated to be a 7 year period.
Assessment of sidewalk conditions to determine repair and improvements priorities is being completed at this time. Sidewalk project work will include reconstruction of sidewalks to meet minimum acceptable standards, slab leveling to eliminate trip hazards and ponding water, new sidewalk construction, and construction of new or replacement ADA compliant curb ramps at street intersections.
Last fall the 2019 construction was successfully completed with expenditures of approximately $3.5 million. The 2020 construction is now underway with estimated expenditures of approximately $3.1 million. This year’s improvements will include concrete slab replacement, concrete street reconstruction, asphalt street pavement mill and overlays or reconstruction, new sidewalk construction, reconstruction of sidewalks, and sidewalk leveling. A list and map of of the planned street work for the 2020 construction year can be found below. Future years programmed construction exhibits will be made available once they are scheduled.