Clear streets ahead for Red Bluff

Mar 13, 2014 7:47 PM

A city's streets lay the foundation for a healthy business-driven economy, and Red Bluff is committed to investing in their roadway infrastructure.

Public Works Director Bruce Henz presented a five-year plan to the city council addressing necessary reconstruction, one that residents say is much needed.

A key element to the plan will be Walmart, who will be footing the bill for improvements made around their new Supercenter building.

"They'll be doing Luther Boulevard improvements and some of the improvements surrounding the store location, and they'll also be doing some off-site improvements on South Main Street," said Public Works Director Bruce Henz.

The plans surrounding Walmart are just the beginning of the road.

For the next couple of years, patching, striping, and paving will be a common sight around the entire city.

"The improvements that we'll be putting in will have thicker sections, be more durable, and hopefully a longer life expectancy. It's just accommodating increases in life. Things are different than they were 20 years ago, when things were designed," Henz said.

The budget for the projects comes from a variety of city and state funds.

$82,000 has been budgeted for the current fiscal year.

City officials estimate that $605,000 will needed for 2014-15 fiscal year.


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