City of Brawley undergoing road improvements

Panno Street construction

BRAWLEY – At their regular meeting of October 1 the Brawley City Council was updated on road improvements that are going on throughout the city.

Just completed was the repaving of River Way from 1st Street to Western Avenue. This project was funded by the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in the amount of $200,000.

On October 9 street improvements will start on North Eastern Avenue from Jones Street to Main Street and South Eastern Avenue from Main Street to Malan Street. This project will be funded b y the State Local Partnership Program (SLLP) in the amount of $650,000 and by the Local Transportation Authority (LTA) in the amount of $250,000. The project should be completed March, 2014.

The Street Rehabilitation Phase IX project will go out to bids October 10. This covers several streets including the older section of the Ridge Park Subdivision, the older section of the Parkside Subdivision, North Imperial from Plaza to the end, and the Bernardo Padilla Subdivision. The City Council will award the bid October 15 or November 5. The project will start in November and be completed in March, 2014. This project is funded by LTA.

The Phase I Project is the resurfacing of A Street from Western Avenue to Imperial Avenue. Bids open October 1 and the Council will award October 15 or November 5. This project will start in November and be completed in January, 2014. The Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) will fund 88.563% of the project.

The Phase II portion of Panno Street is currently being constructed from Highway 86 to the Florentine condominium entrance. Estimated completion is December, 2013.

The construction for the signal lights at the intersection of State Highway 86 and Panno Street will begin September and be completed March, 2014.

“The completion of Panno Street will be a welcome improvement and relieve some of the traffic in the area,” said Brawley Mayor Sam Couchman. “We expect more businesses to come into this thriving part of the City.”