Proposition S Plans & Information
Proposition S Improvements
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 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 improvements and repair priorities will be ongoing during the program. Sidewalk project work will include new sidewalk construction, reconstruction of sidewalks to meet minimum acceptable standards, slab leveling to eliminate trip hazards and ponding water, and construction of new or replacement ADA compliant curb ramps at street intersections.
Planning for street and sidewalk improvement projects is well underway with completion of the initial sale of $9 million of the $16 million in bonds approved by voters with the passage of Proposition S in April.
Work for this $1.4 million initial improvement project has been halted for the season, with work to resume and be completed spring, 2019. For 2019 and 2020, expenditures of approximately $3.5 million each year are being planned for a variety of street and sidewalk improvements. Street improvements will include concrete slab replacement, concrete street reconstruction, asphalt street pavement mill and overlays, and asphalt street reconstruction. Sidewalk improvements will include concrete slab replacement, concrete slab leveling, and curb ramp construction.