Milton-Freewater to pour $3 million into roads, sidewalks

Six projects will make up the improvement work and will be funded by the state Department of Transportation.

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MILTON-FREEWATER - Construction crews are gearing up for $3 million in roadwork, the likes that hasn't been seen in the city for years, according to City Manager Linda Hall.

"It is not common at all and we are very fortunate to have such a large amount coming. I can't think in my 17 years that we have had such a large chunk all at once. So it is kind of once in a lifetime," Hall said.

The $3 million in funding is part of an Oregon Jobs and Transportation grant approved last year.

Six projects will make up the road and sidewalk improvement work.

Those projects include installing ADA sidewalk ramps, removal and repaving of the parking strip, and overlay and repair of South Main Street; sidewalk construction along College Street; adding ADA sidewalk ramps, widening and overlay and repair of South Mill Street; extending, paving and tying in Key Boulevard to South Main Street; paving the unimproved sections of Evans, Hafford, Parallel, Peabody, Cowl and Russell streets, and N.E. Ninth, N.E. Third, S.W. 13th and S.W. 14th avenues; overlay and repair work on N.E. 11th, N.W. Seventh, N.W. Fifth, N.W. Second, S.W. Seventh, S.E. Ninth, S.W. Ninth, S.W. 10th, S.W. Eighth, S.W. 13th, S.E. 15, S.E. 17th, S.E. 18th, S.E. 19th, Catherine and Lydia avenues, and Vining, Evans, Perkins, Helen, Depot, Russell, South Columbia, College, Davis, Chestnut, Walnut and Oak street, and S.E. 20th Place.

All the work is slated to take place in 2010, and the city will receive full reimbursement from the Department of Transportation.

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